In Sweden, children who suffer from mental health problems can be kept locked in indefinitely, without receiving any treatment. There is no lower age limit. Reports of excessive violence, suicide attempts and sexual exploitation appear regularly but quickly fall into silence. 
The teenagers who get compulsory treatment at care homes run by SiS (Sweden’s governing body of individually adapted compulsory care) seldom get to have their say. We have interviewed five girls who have recently received SiS treatment at state-run youth care homes. Vendela, Livia, Isabelle, Amanda, Josefine. All of them say that the compulsory care has made them feel worse. That they have not got any treatment for their poor condition. Now these girls step forward and tell the story of what they have been exposed to behind locked doors.