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#454633 - 11/21/13 11:04 AM Glad I found the site!
MarkH Offline


Registered: 11/19/13
Posts: 15
Loc: Florida/Maine
Hello,

My name is Mark. I live half year in Florida and half in Maine. I recently left a Intensive Outpatient Program for depression and have started to deal with my sexual abuse history. I never realized how much it has affected me over the years. I look forward to learning more and using the site to connect with other guys who can understand.

Thanks...

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#454635 - 11/21/13 11:55 AM Re: Glad I found the site! [Re: MarkH]
Cthulhu Offline
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Registered: 06/13/13
Posts: 140
Loc: Cascadia
Hey MarkH,

I am glad you found the site too! Welcome. Let yourself be proud of the fact you have identified and started to work on your sexual abuse history - it itself is a big step.

I have found the site an amazing resource in dealing with my sexual abuse and my accompanying depressive symptoms. Give yourself patience and compassion as you move along the process and continue to use this site - ups and downs are to be expected. Just keep reading the forums here and opening up to us as you get more comfortable.

With Hope,


Cthulhu


Edited by Cthulhu (01/03/14 08:48 PM)
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#454636 - 11/21/13 12:03 PM Re: Glad I found the site! [Re: MarkH]
MarkH Offline


Registered: 11/19/13
Posts: 15
Loc: Florida/Maine
Hello Votecthulu

Thank you for the kind welcome. I will see my Therapist twice a week and may have access to a male survivor treatment group in my local area. I would, however, much rather go to a treatment center for several intensive weeks to focus on this once and for all and then go into individual therapy. Are you aware of any rehabs for only male survivors?

Thanks!

MarkH

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#454638 - 11/21/13 12:12 PM Re: Glad I found the site! [Re: MarkH]
Cthulhu Offline
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Registered: 06/13/13
Posts: 140
Loc: Cascadia
MarkH,

The closest thing that I am aware of are the Weekends of Recovery(WoR). They're not exactly what your looking for but should offer you a bit more of an intensive feel. But, it may be worthwhile to ask around some more. Someone here might know of more intensive longer term treatment programs.



-Cthulhu


Edited by Cthulhu (01/03/14 08:47 PM)
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“what matters most is how well you walk through the fire”
-Charles Bukowski

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#454639 - 11/21/13 12:17 PM Re: Glad I found the site! [Re: MarkH]
MarkH Offline


Registered: 11/19/13
Posts: 15
Loc: Florida/Maine
Thanks for the reply. I will wait and see what others have to say. MarkH

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#454648 - 11/21/13 03:13 PM Re: Glad I found the site! [Re: MarkH]
victor-victim Offline


Registered: 09/27/03
Posts: 3518
Loc: O Kanada
welcome, markh.

now that you know, what do you do?
this a good place to start.
it has done a lot for me.

i wish you all the best on your journey to well being.
you have already had a significant breakthrough.
there are many more to come.
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#454653 - 11/21/13 04:36 PM Re: Glad I found the site! [Re: MarkH]
MarkH Offline


Registered: 11/19/13
Posts: 15
Loc: Florida/Maine
Thanks for the welcome,Victor. I appreciate the support!

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#454660 - 11/21/13 05:57 PM Re: Glad I found the site! [Re: MarkH]
HaiRazor Offline
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Registered: 06/15/13
Posts: 9
Loc: NM USA
MarkH,
As far as I know, Like votecthulhu said, the WoR is the support MS has. I just returned from the one in Hope Springs, OH. It was the most pivotal thing so far in my recovery!

Just left therapy and she is just amazed at how far I've come since my LONG drive to Ohio! It helped me TREMENDOUSLY!

I would also check 1n6.org and snapnetwork.org for those abused by priests. You can also check RAINN and the crisis lines. But for specifically male sexual trauma, your at the place in my opinion!

Welcome, reachout to your local chapter of support. I wished there was something here! I'm in the process of creating(?) a support group here!

All the luck in the world to you! Your on the right path! Stay the course!
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#454692 - 11/21/13 10:06 PM Re: Glad I found the site! [Re: MarkH]
Jude Offline


Registered: 08/09/12
Posts: 1596
Loc: New England
Welcome MarkH,

You sound really commited to recovery. Good for you! This has festered too long under the surface. Time to get it out in the open. You'll do well. We're all with you.

Jude
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Seems I've got to have a change of scene
Every night I have the strangest dreams
Imprisoned by the way it could have been
Left here on my own or so it seems
I've got to leave before I start to scream
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#454745 - 11/22/13 04:25 AM Re: Glad I found the site! [Re: MarkH]
KentuckyPoet Offline


Registered: 11/18/13
Posts: 39
Loc: Kentucky
"I never realized how much it has affected me over the years."

That's what got me the most once I realized what had happened. I started looking back and all of a sudden it was like a tidal wave of revelation about how much my life had been diverted due to 4 months when I was 11.

Good that you have gotten to this point and this site! Welcome, peace and love!
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