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New to this site too, not even sure this is where I’m supposed to do my “introduction”…going to be 50 this year and STILL/Again (started back full force 2 years ago) letting this stuff rule my life after it started when I was a little girl, around 4 (my timelines are sketchy) so tired, do not see the point in much these days…hanging on through two therapy sessions a week, medical marijuana and just agreed to a visit to a psychiatrist to try and calm symptoms so therapist and I can continue processing…I have three sons (soon all college age) and a wonderful wife, but I’m just tired of existing for others and just surviving. Therapist is on vacation for a couple weeks so I thought it was a good time to try a support group.

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Hi Mic and welcome. 

I am very sorry you have traumatic experiences as a child, but you have found a very supportive site. This community is filled with understanding and supportive members. Healing isn't always a smooth path but do know you are not alone. 

I see that you have figured out how to create a topic, it does take a bit to get used to, especially if forum communities are new to you. Your introduction is just right for this area, as well. The staff is always available, if you have questions. :)  

Take your time and look around the community and feel free to interact where it feels most comfortable. I wish you well on your continued healing journey.



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Hi @Mic

Welcome to AS! I'm sorry for the trauma you have experienced, but I'm glad you found the site and decided to join. This is a kind and caring community and we are all here to support each other and help each other heal. It is never too late to heal and there is no timeline for doing so. I'm glad to hear that you are in therapy. Sometimes talking with other survivors can be an additional way to receive support and help validate your feelings. 

You are welcome to post on the site whenever you feel comfortable. I wish you all the best. 

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Dear mic

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 @Mic 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.  Sometimes trauma affects people later in life.  It is in no way 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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