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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Hi This Is My First Time Here
Posted 09 April 2004 - 10:41 PM
Posted 09 April 2004 - 10:46 PM
I'm glad that youre posting here at this site. You can find help for what you've been through. Here you will find support. Try reading through some of the posts on the other threads, many have listed helpful advice and have told thier own stories of sexual abuse.
If you are even talking about it here or anywhere else, this is an important first stetp in recovering from the trauma. Have you talked to any adults about this yet?
Posted 10 April 2004 - 01:36 PM
i'm very sorry about the loss of your friend and your need to be here. i think it takes a lot of courage to seek help, you're very brave. i know you'll find many caring and understanding people here.
Posted 10 April 2004 - 02:01 PM
i am very sorry that you have been through so much and that you feel alone. hopefully this place willl help you to fee less isolated. everyone here is great and very understanding.
you are extremely brave!
i'm here if you need to talk
Posted 10 April 2004 - 10:19 PM
Posted 10 April 2004 - 10:27 PM
That is a lot to have to go through. Your brother doing such a horrible thing to you and then the one person you confided in passes away. I'm sorry sweetie, this must be really hard for you
If you ever want to talk about anything at all I am here for you, and so are all the other wonderful people here on this board. PLease talk to us.
Posted 11 April 2004 - 02:08 AM
I'm so sorry for what happened to you. This is a wonderful supportive place that you can talk about anything. You can email me at email@example.com if you ever need someone to talk to.
Posted 12 April 2004 - 12:19 AM
Take precious care of yourself.
Posted 12 April 2004 - 01:51 PM
I'm sorry you have had so much to deal with.
I would like to offer my welcome as well.
Additionally, the part of your post that sticks out to me most- is your age and that you have not told.
I whole heartedly believe you should tell someone-
I understand how hard that can be - I was 15 when I shared my secret with my mom.
Would you be comfortable discussing why you feel you cannot tell? Perhaps we can talk you through some of your concerns with telling and get you past the apprehension.
Honey, the truth has a way of letting itself be known - please don't make it harder on yourself - You brother NEEDS HELP. You need validation and healing - The secret is not helping either of you.
Please, let us help you get comfortable enough to talk.
Blessings to you,
Posted 13 April 2004 - 02:14 PM