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Hi, I'm new on here and struggling with talking and dealing with what happened to me.

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Hi @Saphira,

Welcome to Aftersilence!  :aswelcomesu:

I am sorry for what brings you here, but am glad that you have joined us.

Take your time to look around the forums and there is never any pressure to talk unless you want to.  :)

Take much gentle care of you, Saphira.


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@Saphira Hello and welcome to After Silence! I am Wanna :flowers:

Good thing, you decided to give this platform a try. This is a safe place, and our members form a warm support system. First off, I am sincerely sorry for your trauma and pain. Please know, that none of it was your fault. You have nothing to be ashamed about. We believe you! 

When stepping out of fear and denial, it is important to find support and encouragement so you don't fall back. Getting to the point of admitting our pasts takes a lot of effort and courage, and once doing that we need somebody to catch us. Using your words takes down the edge, and connecting with fellow survivors is a great way to start out :notalone:

You can get advice here, relate and share. We talk about anything here, from trauma and coping to plain daily life. After Silence is happy to have you!

Please let us staff know, if you would have questions or need some support. You can DM us if you'd need anything at all!

Hope to see you around, 

- Wanna ☀️

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Welcome @Saphira 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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13 hours ago, Saphira said:

Hi, I'm new on here and struggling with talking and dealing with what happened to me.

Hi Saphira,

Welcome to AfterSilence. I am very sorry for the trauma you have experienced and the struggles you face. You have found a very supportive site with many understanding members. It is very brave of you to take these first steps to reach out and say hello. I know it is not easy to reach out, I remember how scared I was when I first joined, but these members here...really are the best. You can take your time tho, as you will not be pressured to go faster than you are comfortable with.

Feel free to look around the site. Sometimes it helps to see how we are able to relate to one another, if not by exact trauma, definitely the various struggles we go thru. When you are ready, feel free to interact within these forums.

I am very happy you found the courage to join our community. I do wish you nothing but the best with many forward steps on this path we call healing.



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Welcome to AS, @Saphira! I love your username. Very pretty. :aswelcomesu: I'm glad that you found your way here, though I'm very sorry for what you've endured to bring you here. It can be really hard to discuss our traumas. Opening up is difficult...so please take your time. You'll find a lot of really kind and supportive people here. You're not alone! I'm wishing you all the best. Take care. ❤️ 


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Hi, @Saphira - 

Welcome to After Silence! I hope you're finding your place well here :) I know it's hard to face what you've been through, I just want you to know that you're not alone and we all support you here! You don't have to do this by yourself. 

Something kind of funny... my sister used to have a cat named Saphira! So I feel connected to you already! 

If you need anything, I'm one message away. Don't hesitate to reach out with questions or for support. 

Wishing you the best,

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On 3/25/2021 at 9:37 AM, Saphira said:

Hi, I'm new on here and struggling with talking and dealing with what happened to me.

Dear saphria


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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Thank you everyone for the warm welcome, Poppy I got the name idea from a book I love reading about a dragon named saphira and her Dragon rider.

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