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Welcome to After Silence - A message board and chat room for rape, sexual assault, and sexual abuse survivors.

Welcome to After Silence, a message board and chat room designed to help survivors communicate in the recovery of rape, sexual abuse, sexual assault, and all types of sexual violence.

After Silence has over 30 different forums, ranging from topics created to discuss specific areas of healing and recovery from rape and sexual violence, as well as forums open to general discussions and lighter topics. Because we value the privacy of our members, most of our forums are private, which means that ONLY REGISTERED members have access to them. Please register for a free account to gain full access to the After Silence Online Support Group.

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#1 ShellWalt265

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 02:22 PM

Hi everyone,


I'm new here. It has taken me five years, but I finally realized I need to start talking

#2 reglois



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Posted 10 July 2014 - 02:39 PM

:aswelcomesu:  :youcanheal:  :notalone:      :bighug:  if OK

#3 a9z

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 02:54 PM

Hello ShellWalt265 and welcome to AS!


 Like you, it took me five years to break the silence. I am thankful that at that time I found After Silence and became a member. It truly was one of the best decisions I made in my healing journey.

 This is such a supportive group and there are so many wonderful members here.

 We all know what it feels like to be new so take your time looking around.


 Passing along hugs if OK.


Peace and Blessings,


#4 lucyinthesky

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 04:26 PM


#5 angelic


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Posted 10 July 2014 - 05:06 PM

hello ShellWalt265,


welcome to After Silence, my name is Paula , I am one of the newbie support team here, I hope you are finding your way around the board okay.  If you need any assistance with anything , please let me know,

take care, Paula

#6 lily23


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Posted 10 July 2014 - 05:33 PM

Hey, Shellwalt! Welcome to AS. I am glad you found the courage to start talking. I wish you the best of luck on your healing journey.

#7 NorskyCourtney


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Posted 10 July 2014 - 05:41 PM

Welcome here, ShellWalt. Hope you find yourself around the boards OK, and we look forward to seeing you around! It takes courage to break the silence, but, that is a HUGE step in one's recovery process. This is a safe and supportive community, and I hope you find it to be just that for you.

#8 ShellWalt265

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 03:20 AM

Thank you all for the support!!

#9 mariella47

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 07:56 AM

Welcome shellwalt!!

#10 Minerba

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 01:38 AM

Hello ShellWalt265, welcome to this group. You are not alone. Go at your own pace. You are being very brave.


#11 Nyeira

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 04:26 AM


#12 lexip

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 03:09 PM

:hi: Welcome to AS!