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Posted September 5, 2018
Thanks so much.
Posted August 26, 2018
How can I block a member who disturbs me?
Posted January 30, 2018
As far as friends, family and other loved ones who want to join AfterSilence, are they able to go in and offer support to survivors? Or are they constrained to just supporting other friends, family and loved ones of other survivors? It seems like this group shouldn't just be about survivors gathering in a closed group supporting each other. It seems to me like the rest of the world ought to be able to come here and show compassion and support.
Posted October 10, 2017
Where does that quotation come from at the top of this website? Just curious. I just love it (about the lotus).
in Public: Pretty Good Year
Posted September 13, 2017
P.S. If you did not want it to happen, it was 100% NOT your fault! The attacker is at fault 100%. And feel free to allow yourself to get pissed-off about this!
I totally suggest reporting it. For your and the world's sake. It took me five years to report a not-very-violent sexual assault that I did not fight out of fear of escalating a situation into something horrifying with a large man on drugs and alcohol. I had moved back to Michigan when I reported it, and the police officer who took the report over the phone was amazing. Obviously very well-trained on this subject. It really couldn't have gone better. He totally got why I had taken five years to report it, too. This is pretty common, apparently. I'm glad I did it because it is now officially on the guy's record in case he tries something like this ever again or has done so in the past.
This is just my humble opinion, of course.
in Public: Welcome!
Posted September 11, 2017
I'm so sorry to hear about what happened to you as a child. That is just plain terrible. I have had a similar experience, but fewer in number. Please feel free to reach out to me, if you wish.
Posted August 12, 2017
When I click on the buttons to upload my pics, absolutely nothing happens Also, nothing happens when I drag and drop my pics. Is there some setting on my browser I need to change?? Please help.
Posted July 29, 2017
Thank you all so much for your kindest words! Some good news is that I seem to have finally found the right therapist to help me through all of this! What a grand relief (big sigh).
Posted July 25, 2017
I am so happy to have found this place on the internet thanks to a kind person on the Inspire Community, which is also a great place for support...I am currently recovering traumatic memories from my childhood (which include sexual abuse), so it is a very hard time for me. That has happened before for me, but always in the past it was accompanied by severe mental illness, so I eventually wrote the memories off as "illness." However, now I am quite in remission from mental health problems, and the same stuff is coming up again.
I could use all the support I can get at this time, as I have a terrible support network and can't tell most of my family members about this all. For, the first time I came out about the sexual abuse--years ago, when I was not well--my whole family turned their backs on me. I can't risk that happening again because of how much pain it caused me and because my mother pays my medical bills and prescription copays, still.