So brothers, I ask of you. How would you feel if this trauma came upon you? Is it a sign of weakness if I schedule an emergency appointment with my therapist? Last but not least, how can I retain my daily peace and progression?
I have had similar experiences with CSA cases in the news in my area where justice had not been done. Although I didn't know either the perp or the victims, I still took it personally....too personally. I was bouncing off the walls. In a way, it makes sense that we would react this way to such situations, but its just not healthy for us. I have learned to be on the look out for those things that set me off, and steer clear of them, or at least prepare myself for what NOT
to do. Reach out for help? Hell yeah! Whats the point of a support system if we don't use it. Call your T, or PM one of us. You don't need to do this alone. And don't make this a crisis if you don't have to. I prefer to think of such things as a "bump in the road": it shakes me up, but I keep driving.
"But now old friends are acting strange,
they shake their heads, they say I've changed.
Something's lost but something's gained in living every day
....it's life's illusions I recall, I really don't know life at all. "Joni Mitchell