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Forums / PTSD & Trauma / PTSD ?

Topic: PTSD ?

3 posts, 0 answered
  1. Losthillbilly
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    1 posts
    22 January 2021
    As a child I was molested often by a family friend ... now almost 50 I have nightmares often sadness and anger hit out of the blue ...I’m Miserable I have no friends I keep to myself I feel guilty and I feel scared like someone’s going to know my secret and judge me on and I don’t eat I can’t sleep I walk around in a haze I can’t keep a job I can’t concentrate I don’t know what to do
  2. Sophie_M
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    22 January 2021 in reply to Losthillbilly
    Hi there losthillbilly and welcome to our caring, supportive online forums community.

    We are so grateful you have shown the courage to reach out to us here today. The peer support offered here is often quick, but it isn't immediate. For more immediate support, we recommend reaching out to our friends at 1800RESPECT who offer phone and webchat support 24/7 on 1800 737 735 and https://www.1800respect.org.au/. You might also like to reach out to the Blue Knot foundation. This page of theirs might be a good place for you to start: https://www.blueknot.org.au/Survivors/Support/Resources-for-Survivors/Finding-Care-and-Support

    Once again, welcome to the forums community.
  3. sunnyl20
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    22 January 2021 in reply to Losthillbilly

    Hi Losthillbilly,

    I am so sorry that this happened, it sounds like it has been extremely traumatising for you. I cannot imagine the pain and distress you must experience everyday. Please know that you do not need to feel guilty - it was not your fault. It was horrible and it should never have happened.

    I am so sorry that you feel that you cannot tell anyone - please know that there is help available, there are confidential & non-judgmental services that will listen and support you. I would really encourage you to look at the resources available on the Blue Knot Foundation website (https://www.blueknot.org.au/) and contact their helpline (1300 657 380 9am-5pm Mon-Sun) if and when you feel up to it. Bravehearts (https://bravehearts.org.au/) is another information and support line that you may wish to look at.

    You are not alone in what you are going through. Please know that there are people who care, who want to help you. We are here to listen and support you too - I know it is not the same as having someone physically there, but we do care.

    Please reach out if and when you are feeling up to it. Take care.

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