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  1. Dawn76


    @jazz101 Hi Jazz, welcome to AS, I'm so sorry for what has brought you here. I hope you're finding your way around the site and feel comfortable posting when you're ready. There are wonderful supporting people here ❤ I was your age when I found myself looking for a place to talk and feel safe, like After Silence. I'm 44 and have Daughter close to your age. If you'd ever like to talk i'm here. Dawn
  2. @Rachal1 Welcome to AS, I am so sorry for what has led you to us though. Understandable that you are overwhelmed. Take your time, there is no pressure to speak, only if and when you're ready. Sitting with you, if that's ok. Dawn
  3. Hi @abcd Welcome to AS. I'm so sorry for the reason you are here. There are so many understanding people here willing to suport you. I hope you find it helpful.
  4. Thank you all for the amazing suport. It's been a bit of a crap week. A program i was refered it turned me down for intense trauma based counseling. They only accept patients who have gone through vitims services, a branch of the police department here in my province. I didn't go to the police when it happened. So i didn't go through victims services. Had i known there was so much more help available i may have changed my mind about reporting it. Now with my father ill, my daughters health in question, and only some of my family knowing, i was told i can still repirt him. My fathe
  5. Thank you for replying, it's nice to be back in a safe space where others understand how I feel. I'm hoping with time phone sessions will become easier, i find it so hard to read a person, without seing their face. I think i often take things the wrong way when i don't have that face to face interaction. Although i think i do it with emails as well. My counsellors last email yesterday had the expression " sometimes you can be like a dog with a bone" i have no idea if that's good or bad! My instant reaction is omg she thinks i'm a dog...obviously i should know better right? My second in
  6. Hi everyone. I'm not new here, I've been gone for a few months, but I'm back, alot of new names, I'm sorry for what has brought you all here. I thought I was doing ok, I thought i was handeling life ok, not great but ok. I got myself through day to day life in one piece, and have been there for my daughter and her health struggles. My counselor had her own mental breakdown and was gone for 6 months, she's back now, but i don't know if it feels the same. I don't blame her for breaking down, even the strongest of people break eventually when too much is thrown at them. For her she tel
  7. Hi @samantha2009 Sitting with you if you'd like. I'm sorry to hear you're feeling lonley. Dawn
  8. Welcome to AS @ariaflynn27, I'm sorry for what has brought you to AS. I hope you find the support you need. When you're ready to share your story no one will judge you. It's a safe place to let things out. Dawn
  9. Dawn76


    Welcome to AS Audra, I'm sorry for what has brought you here. Sitting with you, sending you safe hugs if it's ok? Dawn
  10. @Lolamedas Welcome to AS, I'm sorry for the reason you've joined us here. I hope you can find some solace and suport here. There are wonderful, kind and supportive people here Dawn
  11. @Zaki, Welcome to AS Zaki. There is an amazing suport system here on AS. I'm so sorry for what has brought you here. Dawn
  12. Dawn76


    @cymagray, I'm sorry for what you've been through. Like @8888 said it makes sense that you are nervous. It's hard to make that first connection and show your vulnrability. It takes a lot of courage for someone to come forward and admitt what they have been through. AS is a wonderful place to find people who understand and who you can talk to without fear of judgement. Share if and when you're ready to, as much or as little as you're comfortable with. Dawn
  13. @Sketcher, Welcome to AS, I'm sorry that you are struggling right now. I hope you can find some peace in knowing this is a safe place to share what you are feeling , and there are some wonderful people here who are willing to sit with you and listen, or offer safe hugs and encouragement. Sitting with you, if you would like. Dawn
  14. Welcome, I am so sorry such a horrible event has brought you here. I hope you can find some comfort in knowing you are not alone and we are all here for you when you need us or when you feel ready to share or have some one to just sit with you.
  15. Hi. Welcome Matt. Take your time, look around, and don't hesitate to ask questions. The people here are so suportive.
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