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I'm new to the group and a bit confused about how to use the program.   I just wanted to introduce myself and hope i get a little guidance and support from the group.

I am a survivor of incest and rape.  I suffer from nightmares and flashbacks.   I have severe depression, anxiety and PTSD.  

Thank you for listening. 



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Hi there Shorkiemom,

Welcome to AfterSilence. I am very sorry for the trauma you have endured and the struggles you face. This was unfair and undeserved. You have found a wonderful community tho, with members that support and understand. You are not alone.

I am glad you decided to reach out, especially since I know how difficult it can be to do. It takes courage, which you have shown. Feel free to look around the site and interact where you are comfortable and in your own time. I will shortly send you some information, via PM, to help guide you. 

Wishing you the best on this journey we call healing.



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Welcome to AS, @Shorkiemom! I'm glad you found your way here. It's tough to navigate new places, but so far, you've done well in posting in this forum! I'm so sorry, though, for what you've been through that led you here. You didn't deserve any of it. It wasn't your fault. I'm also sorry you suffer from various side effects from your trauma. So awful. :( 

You'll find a lot of supportive and friendly people here. You're not alone! I wish you all the best in healing. Take your time exploring the forum. ❤️ 


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Dear shorkimom


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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I am also new here and I also have flashbacks and don’t know how to handle them I am also hoping being here will help . We can all figure this out together . Bc we have all had to deal with all this alone for to long it’s nice to have people understand. So as hard as it is to bring all this back up I feel getting it out will help bc it’s off my chest . I hope things get better for you and it helps being here . I am here for you. 

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@Shorkiemom Welcome to After Silence, Shorkiemom! I am so sorry that you endured all of that. I am glad that you’re here, though, and we’re all here to support you. Feel free to look around and share whatever and whenever you feel comfortable sharing. There’s no rush, and no one is here to judge you. Nothing that happened is your fault. Sending hugs and support, if okay. Again, welcome! :hug:

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Hi, @Shorkiemom - 

Welcome to After Silence! I'm sorry to hear what you've been through. 

I know the site can be a tad confusing when you first start, so feel free to message me with any questions you might have! I can try to give you a short tutorial if you think that might help :) 

I'm sorry you're struggling with the aftermath of what's happened to you. I know how hard that is. Just know that you are not alone and you are supported here. This community has been a life saver for me and I hope it can do the same for you! 

If you need anything, please don't hesitate to shoot me a message! :notalone:

Best wishes,

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Welcome @Shorkiemom 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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