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Day 7: Have you ever dissociated? If so, how often?

I had never had dissociation or even heard of it up until i was raped. I used to get it only during sex for around 1 and a bit years, then it slowly creeped into my day to day life. 66 more words

Mind

Teen Held On $1 Million Bail In Death Of Girl, 6

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) – The parents of a 6-year-old Washington girl found slain last week sat in a courtroom as a judge ordered a 17-year-old boy under investigation in the child’s death and sexual assault held on $1 million bail. 726 more words

National

What I Wish I'd Known

It has almost been a year now since I first sought out counselling to process and ‘deal with’ my assault. In many ways I can’t believe how fast this past year has flown – so many changes have happened in my life that it’s hard to remember where I was a year ago. 497 more words

Sexual Assault

Why Would You Work in the Field of Sexual Abuse?

By J.C. Schildbach, MA, LMHC, ASOTP

There are few circumstances where one would relish the opportunity to talk about sexual assault with one’s niece. But given that my niece and I both work in fields related to sexual abuse, and don’t get to see each other very often, chances to “talk shop”—despite “shop” involving some rather heinous things—are pretty great. 1,556 more words

Psychology

Disclosure

I’ve always had a problem with telling people about my problems. I don’t mean to imply that I’m some kind of hero, that I’m too generous and good to ever complain or burden others with my issues – I whinge just as much as the next person, and petty topics like cold weather and a constant state of tiredness are my specialty (though I’m quite enjoying this winter, and trying to improve on the latter)! 785 more words

Sexual Assault

A Letter To My Younger Self

While I was inpatient, I was dealing with a lot of PTSD symptoms. I was going through a terrible time trying to accept that I had been raped when I was 15 years old. 368 more words

Bipolar Disorder

My Sexual Assault Story

The topic I am going to write about is a very sensitive subject for many people. We have either been effected by it ourselves, or we know someone personally that has experienced such a horrific event in their lives. 1,681 more words

Bipolar Disorder