several times, as an English teacher, i have recognized unmistakable red flags in students' writing. not related to CSA - but depression and suicidal thoughts and paranoia and self-loathing. there were opportunities to speak to them about their feelings and refer them for counseling. a couple of other times, it was not their writing, but other vibes and body language and so on, that gave off the message that they were at risk. even one who denied that he had a problem - was blatantly giving off a cry for help - loud and clear!
i am sorry, SD and Dan, that your teachers were not more aware and responsive to your signals. i don't know if it would have made a difference, but i wish there could have been a compassionate intervention for you.
We are often troubled, but not crushed;
sometimes in doubt, but never in despair;
there are many enemies, but we are never without a friend;
and though badly hurt at times, we are not destroyed.
- Paul, II Cor 4:8-9