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#411316 - 09/24/12 10:56 PM Another new user
John Doe_9173 Offline


Registered: 09/24/12
Posts: 4
Loc: IA
I found this site while doing a google this morning on the topic and looking for support. I've recently come to realize that i'm a survivor, as a jr. high kid in the mid 80's, I was molested by my step-brother. What I do from here, I don't know.


Edited by John Doe_9173 (09/24/12 10:58 PM)

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#411325 - 09/24/12 11:59 PM Re: Another new user [Re: John Doe_9173]
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Registered: 02/26/05
Posts: 1038
Congrats on making this big step. We're here for you when you're ready to move forward with your recovery.

Jim
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Recovery is possible. Hang in there, brothers.

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#411327 - 09/25/12 12:07 AM Re: Another new user [Re: cant_remember]
John Doe_9173 Offline


Registered: 09/24/12
Posts: 4
Loc: IA
Originally Posted By: cant_remember
Congrats on making this big step. We're here for you when you're ready to move forward with your recovery.

Jim


Thanks, I know i'm not alone.

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#411339 - 09/25/12 02:58 AM Re: Another new user [Re: John Doe_9173]
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Registered: 03/07/10
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Hi JD,

Welcome to MS.

I am glad you have found this place of healing and support.

If you feel therapy is an option, there are resources available. For help in finding a therapist please read the Consumers Guide to Therapist Shopping. Psychology Today has listings of therapists for all states and counties. You can choose the type of therapist you are seeking as well as the area(s) to which you are willng to travel. Also check your county rape crisis center. They offer services to males and females, at no cost to county residents. Some offer support groups in addition to individual therapy.

There are several books you might find useful.

Abused Boys: The Neglected Victims of Sexual Abuse by Mic Hunter

Victims No Longer by Mike Lew

I am certain others will share titles they have found useful. You can find these titles, and others here at the bookstore.

Take your time and look around. You do not want to trigger yourself by reading too many posts at one time.

At your own pace, read the boards and wander into chat. The lounge (chat) is open 24 hours a day though it isn't always populated.

We also have moderated chats called Healing Circles. They meet on Sunday and Wednesday evenings at 9pm eastern time and one on Tuesday at 19:00 UTC (European and African time zone) which translates to 2 PM Eastern US time zone. The Healing Circle on Tuesdays is scheduled to resume in January.

Again, welcome to MS.




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