A new chapter. I hesitated writing this in light of recent events. Homicide (24)
This is a note from Puffer. I didn't mean to take away from iamnotbubba's post and his blog.
I also thought I should add a note of clarification for what I posted about Trapped in Silence
. The book and movie were based on a true story written by Torey Hayden. It is my understanding that she was the actual counselor involved in this story. The story it was based on was not exactly my story, although there were several common themes. I was silent for over 3 years in junior high and high school. I was helped by a female counselor. My silence was from severe abuse. The abuse was compounded from several sources, but mainly not from my own family. (see Pufferfish story parts 4 and 5). I was a very depressed teen. I did not make a knife and I did not assault my therapist. Torey Hayden has written a bunch of excellent books about abused children. They are very helpful in helping the non-abused public to understand what happens.