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Hi Everyone,

 

My name is Gerardo (20), during my freshman year of college I was sexually assaulted. I never found ways to cope with this traumatic event where it has made me become numb to the situation but I know internally it hurts very much. That is why I joined this forum where I hope I can find ways to cope and get through it.

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2 hours ago, Gerardo said:

Hi Everyone,

 

My name is Gerardo (20), during my freshman year of college I was sexually assaulted. I never found ways to cope with this traumatic event where it has made me become numb to the situation but I know internally it hurts very much. That is why I joined this forum where I hope I can find ways to cope and get through it.

Hello Gerardo and welcome to our community! I am Wanna :flowers:

Opening up about this sort of things never comes easy. It's hard work to even admit to oneself it happened, and I am so glad you decided to join us. This is a safe place to meet other survivors, exchange support, advice or just hang out for a bit. We talk about most things here, and you are invited to share what you'd feel comfortable to. Please know, we believe you. 

You are not alone in this, we tend to relate to each other here. :aswelcomesu:r

Please let me or any staff member know if you'd need some extra assistance, support or company. I am just one PM way. Please check your inbox for some information. We are currently having some issues with certain browsers, so if you click on the PM and it doesn't open, press down on the title of the message and drag it to a new window. 

All best, W ☀️

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He Gerardo and welcome. 

I am very sorry for what happened to you in your first year of college...a time that is suppose to be exciting and new and filled with independence and wonderful expectations. It was very wrong for anyone to hurt you so. You did nothing wrong, as this is never deserved. 

Acknowledging what happened is a big step. Believe me, many of us try to ignore or deny it, even when those struggles persist. Joining us is also a big step, as there are many here who can relate. You will find support and understanding and hopefully not feel so alone.

Feel free to look around the community and interact where you feel comfortable. I wish you the best as you begin to move forward on this healing path.

Mary

:aswelcomesu:

 

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Hi Geraldo, 

Welcome to AS. I'm sorry for the trauma you've experienced, but I'm glad you found the site and decided to join. This is a kind and caring community filled with amazing people. We are all here to help each other heal. Sometimes talking with other survivors can help you feel less alone. You are welcome to post on the forums whenever you feel comfortable. Just reading posts is fine too. Wishing you all the best. 

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Dear geraldo

 

Welcome to After Silence. I am sorry to hear of the trauma you have been through!

 

Being here has helped me so much. Everyone is so caring and supportive here. I am proud of you for reaching out. I know that is hard to do. I also know that you will find that needed compassion and support here within our community. Know we are here for you and we will listen whenever you would like to lean on us.    

 

Take care and please do not hesitate to ask for any help if you ever need it.  

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