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#190188 - 11/06/07 11:53 AM Finding Professional support
GateKPR4 Offline
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Registered: 10/28/07
Posts: 955
Loc: North Carolina, USA
I'm going to pieces here trying to find some kind of support group in real life. I live in North Carolina and I can't find anything but a therapist "who is a life saver right now" but a group is hard to find. I wanted a safe place to go would prefer inpatient intensive therapy but there is nothing here. Any suggestions?
Rick

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#190237 - 11/06/07 04:35 PM Re: Finding Professional support [Re: GateKPR4]
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Loc: Carlisle, PA
Rick,

Have you asked your T about this? Perhaps s/he could check around for you. I have very limited experience with groups, but my impression is that they can be hard to locate unless you have good inside knowledge, as a T would have.

In the UK news about such groups often also appears on the bulletin boards at a doctor's office or pharmacy.

Much love,
Larry

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#190393 - 11/07/07 10:42 PM Re: Finding Professional support [Re: roadrunner]
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Loc: Long Island, NY
Rick, keep looking. It took me 4 years, but only now I'm locating a couple of groups, as well as this site. Due to the nature of CSA, they aren't very well publicized, but may be nearby. The group I found has been around for over 12 years. Now I just need to start selling my blood in order to pay for it!

I don't know if SIA is appropriate for you, and I don't know if we may post links to resources here, but this site was helpful to me. And it looks like there is a meeting in NC.

http://www.siawso.org/Default.aspx?pageId=7166&tab=1&mdd=40131

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#190445 - 11/08/07 10:45 AM Re: Finding Professional support [Re: Chester]
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Loc: North Carolina, USA
Thanks Chester,
SIA won't be of much help with the abuse I went through. It's a combination of cult,CSA outside the family. Also there are some issues growing up in an alcoholic home. Maybe I just need some ECT and reboot my brain... not really but I had looked into it at one point before I started facing the CSA issue. I almost went as far as having a Vagus nerve stimulator installed to control my depression. Now that I know whats going on with my head I'm dealing with my depression better. This still does not help with all the new emotions that I have buried for so long. I think that has to be one of the roughest parts of working on the CSA issue.
Rick

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#190450 - 11/08/07 11:09 AM Re: Finding Professional support [Re: GateKPR4]
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Registered: 08/03/07
Posts: 157
Loc: Southeastern US
Chester,
Can you share your personal experience with SIA. Was it helpful to you? If so, how? Did you join a group that was already in existance or did you help start it?

Thanks
Gerald

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