Hello to everyone,
I'm new here, happy to of found this place and I'm sad for all of the reasons that have brought me here.
When I first found and joined Aftersilence.org, I became immediately discouraged about being here and sharing my story. After I signed up it took about FIVE DAYS for the approval of my account and the privilege to start posting and share my story. I've NEVER had to wait so long to join anything on the internet before, be it, social media sites or any other online support forum or group. Is there a legit and logical reason why it took so long for my account to be approved ?. I'm not sure if the moderator of this site is aware of this issue or not, that's why I brought it up !.
Knowing that it took so long to approve my account, so I could share my story and get some type of support and advice from others, really concerns me, as to what could happen to others, with NO support and in high emotional distress, during that waiting time. Everyone is different, some people call crisis hotlines and other people prefer online support !. Has this issue happened to anyone else, or, is it just me ?!.
Anyways, to introduce myself, my name is Grace - Lynn, I'm 35 years young and from the Vancouver B.C. area. I've endured abuse of all sorts my entire life, and have recently had some issues come up, regarding things that have happened to me twenty AND thirty years ago. My family hasn't been very supportive and I don't have anybody to turn to. I'm in counselling but it doesn't seem to be enough, yet !.