When you are a survivor of any kind of abuse, it is extremely terrifying and hard to seek help.
A lot of us continue living with memories, illness (be it mental or physical), problems and abuse-related behavior patterns throughout our lives, and it breaks my heart to know that so many will never get any help.
As I am not a professional counselor, I can’t slip in my phone number and say call me, but I can however make it a little bit easier for people to at least get to resources where they can get help – even if it is reading about abuse or how to heal.
**As I am a survivor of childhood sexual abuse by a father, it comes to me naturally to talk about this kind of abuse. However, I try to be inclusive and list other stuff too**
In many countries, there are specific non-profit organizations that are dedicated to the cause – as I live in Britain I have listed a few here that have offered me information, resources, and information on how to find therapy.
Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre in the UK – good general stuff and links to other services.
The National Association for People Abused in Childhood – NAPAC, is another very good resource to get started with.
Amazon have a good selection of “self-help” books as well as non-fiction- I have always ordered all my reading online as it is more anonymous than walking to a book store!
On facebook there is tons of groups, societies and pages dedicated to the topic. Just search for them on using the Search button – I found this quite interesting: Surviving Sexual Abuse in the Caribbean
If you have any suggestions, please add them below in comments! Knowledge is Power!
With much love,