My friend in New York (I live in Oregon) and I connected on a pen pal site because we both have severe ME and are unable to socialize in person, so instead exchange e-mail and texts with each other. His parents, unlike mine, are completely unsupportive of his disability and don't believe he is really sick. He has already been sent to a psych ward once and they made him exercise until he was unable to walk anymore, even to go to the bathroom by himself. They refused to feed him unless he got up and went to the cafeteria himself, which was impossible since the exercise made him incapable of getting out of bed. He was finally let out of that place after months of "therapy" to "stop his self-harming beliefs that he was sick". Now, his parents are going through the steps to have him forcibly admitted once again!!! He has no one to turn to who can help him out of his situation and is trapped into going back to the psych ward for another torture session, without any way to stop it. So, here is my question to anyone who knows: are there any resources out there that can help my friend?