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Hi @Abigail2020

Welcome to AS. I'm sorry for the trauma that brought you here, but I'm glad you found the site and decided to join. This is a wonderful community filled with kind, caring, and supportive people. We are all here to help each other heal. It is normal to be nervous when you first visit the site, but hopefully as you start to look around you will feel more comfortable. You are welcome to post on the forums whenever you feel comfortable. If you have any questions about how the site works, just let me know. Wishing you the best. Hope you find the site to be as helpful as I do. 

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Hi Abigail,

Welcome to AfterSilence. I am very sorry for the trauma you have endured, but do know much support will be coming your way. This site is filled with understanding and kind members. You are not alone. As snmls mentions, it is normal to be a bit nervous. For many of us, coming here is a new and a little bit of a scary thing. You can interact how is comfortable for you tho. You will not be pressured or judged. We accept you and your experience, without question.

I am glad you found us and too that step to reach out. I hope it to be one step of many forward steps on your journey of healing.



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Dear abbygail


I am sorry for all that you have been through.   You have been so brave in reaching out to us, please know that this is never easy!   We are all here for you and we want to support you.  You're not alone in your healing journey and are always welcome to lean on us for extra support.  You can post as much or as little as you like.  We are here to support you in the way you need.  I have found this community to be very helpful.  Everyone is so understanding and non-judgmental and I am hoping you feel the same way once you've gotten to know us a little.   


All my best,




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Welcome @Abigail2020 to After Silence.  I’m sorry for what brought you here but I’m happy you are here reaching out for support.  Good job taking this step in your healing process.  You are not alone and what happened to you wasn’t your fault.  Take your time exploring and post when you are ready.  If you have any questions feel free to message me. 

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Hi Abigail, welcome to AS.  I'm sorry for the trauma you've been through.  But, I'm glad you found us.

This is a wonderful, supportive community.  I'm sure you'll find support and friends here.  You can PM me. 

Take care Patti 🐈

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On 12/12/2020 at 1:09 AM, Abigail2020 said:

Hello Everyone,

I am new here and this is my first post.  I am nervous about being here but glad at the same time.

Hello! I am Wanna :flowers:

Being nervous is very normal, especially when joining a community for the first time. We are glad to have you as well, hoping to offer the comfort and support you need. I am sincerely sorry this happened to you. Please know that it was not your fault and that you are doing right by reaching out. 

Hope to see you around! :youcanheal:

- Wanna ☀️

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You don't have to tell us your story if you don't want to or until you feel ready. I have found this site good for advice and know we are not alone in our fears. 

Good luck!

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Hi, @Abigail2020 - 

Welcome to After Silence! I'm sorry you're feeling so nervous, but I'm hoping you are starting to feel better after making this post and seeing all of the love and support here. You are certainly not alone and this community is full of tons of amazing people. 

If you need anything at all, our staff is always willing and able to help with whatever you need. Don't hesitate to reach out! If you need a friend, I can be that for you :) I'm here if you ever need me! 

All the best,

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