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#121860 - 07/11/05 05:26 AM Wanting to start a Survivor Group
guitarguy Offline
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Registered: 07/11/05
Posts: 12
Loc: Canada
Hey All

im thinking about starting a survivor group when i go back to college
heres the story...
last fall i went off to college.
things went bad(for the most part)

i was smoking a lot of marijuana, i was becoming delusional and paranoid, and at a party, after seeing ppl from my hometown; i remembered my experience with abuse.

i ended up losing my mind, blaming my parents, and accusing every man i ever trusted of being in on it and being involved. it got so bad that i was hospitalised and diagnosed with schizophrenia, and dropped out of school.

since then, ive made a couple friends with similar experiences, and i must say, im dealing with it much better than they are, sure its still hard to talk about it, but ive talked about it. and my friends? they just bottle it up or act promicuously. I dont want to see anyone else go throug life like that, so when i go back to college, i want to start a group for sexual abuse Survivors(male and female).
now, ive never even been to a group like this, so if anyone could suggest reading, disscussion topics, resources, or any tips at all i would love to have them, thanks

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#121861 - 07/11/05 06:31 AM Re: Wanting to start a Survivor Group
Soccer Kid Offline
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Registered: 10/22/04
Posts: 273
Loc: Missouri
guitarguy,

I don't have schitzophrenia so I can't give you any reading suggestions on that. But as far as survivor books. There are a ton!

A few I would recommend are:

"Repressed Memories" by Renee Fredrickson, Ph.D.
"The Right to Innocence: Healing the Trauma of Childhood Sexual Abuse" by Beverly Engel, M.F.C.C.
"Abused Boys: The Neglected Victims of Sexual Abuse" by Mic Hunter
"Victims No Longer" by Mike Lew
"Wounded Boys, Heroic Men" by Daniel Jay Sonkin, Ph.D.
and I also own "When Something Feels Wrong: A Survival Guide About Abuse for Young People" by Deanna S. Pledge, Ph.D. But that book is for younger teenagers and you might not find it helpful. I have it for other reasons that aren't important in this post \:\)

All of those are pretty good books, the Wounded Boys, Heroic Men book is more about physical abuse, so if you went through that it might be a good buy, if not, you might not find it TOO useful, I do though.

There are a ton of resources out there. MS is just one. I have my own organization and web site as well that you might find helpful. I don't think the mods like people posting links so I won't post it now (but I have in the past if you want to look it up) or you can PM me for the address \:\)

Use google and look for resources...there are pleanty!

Welcome! And good luck with your journey to being a survivor!

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~Zach~
Deviant of Many Talents

"Reality is just an illusion."

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