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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Posted 20 May 2004 - 11:50 PM
Posted 21 May 2004 - 09:52 AM
i'm sorry for what you are going through. i remember how terrified i used to be to be around people at all, and i was really nervous and had a lot of anxiety when i went back to work. its even harder if you have a job in which you are faced with real potential danger. it takes a while for the nightmares to go away.
i don't know if you are seeing a counselor, i didn't but i know its highly recommended.
anyway, give yourself time. if you are able to work again YAY! that's a HUGE step. It took about a year after I started working again before I was able to be comfortable around people even though my assault had nothing to do with my job.
Posted 21 May 2004 - 01:47 PM
I'm so sorry you are having this to deal with - it's it's even sadder to know this has happened to a person dedicated to making the world safe for perfect strangers -
(although I confess, it's nice to see a fellow Atlantan. )
I can only imagine the mix of emotions that must be turning within.
To be a cop and have this happen must create a unique web of emotions to deal with.
However I want to say, I am an ever greatfull member of the society in which you directly help make safe. Knowing that you perform this often thankless task while dealing with this personal injustice - makes me ever more humbled.
For whatever it is worth................
THANK YOU A MILLION TIMES OVER.
If there is ANYTHING I can do to help you or just lend an ear - consider me "here".
Sending The Best of Wishes to "my" gal in Blue,
Posted 21 May 2004 - 01:51 PM
I agree with Balue. What a courageous woman you are and very selfless with your line of work! I am sorry what happened to you and I am glad you have made it back to the board! Please don't feel that you have nothing to offer, its about your healing...and we are all here to help you and support you!!
((Sending You Lots of Love))
Posted 21 May 2004 - 04:12 PM
The suggestion of finding a good therapist has much merit. A good one can help tremendously. It's what they do.
Posted 22 May 2004 - 11:21 AM
Take precious care of yourself.
Posted 22 May 2004 - 01:02 PM
You are very strong to endure what you have. Take your time to know the people here, and take gentle care of yourself.
Posted 28 May 2004 - 07:57 PM