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#352696 - 02/03/11 10:15 AM Trying to find a local support group SE Michigan
static_00 Offline
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MaleSurvivor

Registered: 01/10/11
Posts: 62
Loc: Michigan
Hello all,

When I first joined here I went into the chat room and I was given the site Rainn.org to contact to get me in touch with a local support group or therapist. It took a couple phone calls to them to get an appointment and I patiently waited over two weeks for my scheduled first appointment on Jan 31st. Four hours before my appointment I received a phone call from the therapist informing me that she was sorry but there are no support groups for adult male CSA survivors (too few people looking for that assistance). That she would suggest using the same techniques she uses with other groups, and that she would be available to see me in an individual therapy session (at a later scheduled date). I was a little taken aback since I was not expecting this after waiting anxiously to get in contact with support locally. I thanked her and said I would look for something else in the area.

Although I am a bit frustrated by the above, I want to find local support for me to start healing. Searching on-line I am finding a lot of agricultural CSA groups, a few women only CSA groups, and not much for adult male CSA survivors. Does anyone know or could anyone recommend something for me in the area. I live in Livingston county Michigan, work in Ann Arbor.

Thank you,
Eric

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#353112 - 02/08/11 02:06 PM Re: Trying to find a local support group SE Michigan [Re: static_00]
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Registered: 03/22/10
Posts: 49
Loc: The Mighty Mitten
Well there are 2 of us in Michigan, I guess we are the only ones....

Hope we find others that could use the support.

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#353142 - 02/08/11 10:35 PM Re: Trying to find a local support group SE Michigan [Re: Dogs&Gods]
newbeginning Offline
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Registered: 09/30/10
Posts: 10
Yes there is a support group in Michigan. Send me a PM and I will send you the information. It is an incredible group with some incredible men and we are all working very hard to recovery what was stolen from us.


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#354342 - 02/21/11 01:53 PM Re: Trying to find a local support group SE Michigan [Re: static_00]
nyrrad Offline
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MaleSurvivor

Registered: 12/05/10
Posts: 4
Loc: Michigan
I recently found a great men's CSA support group using the Male Survivor website. Use the main portion of the malesurvivor webpage and click on "Survivor Therapists" on the "Survivors" menu. There will be a link on the bottom of that page to find a group in your area.

Best Wishes!


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#357826 - 03/27/11 01:19 PM Re: Trying to find a local support group SE Michigan [Re: Dogs&Gods]
wgwarch Offline
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Registered: 07/24/09
Posts: 14
Loc: southeast Michigan
Nope, Mike, there are at least 10 of us that I know of. We're everywhere, only some feel they are alone.

Let me know if anyone needs info.

Bill

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