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rainbow eye in the sky
I saw this posting in my office, and wanted to pass it along, as there are often groups for female survivors, but seem to rarely be any for males. (Other genders are rare too).

Group for Male Survivors of Childhood AbuseCollapse )

Also, other services -

The Victims of Violence Program of the Cambridge Health AllianceCollapse )

I hope someone will benefit from this information.
Thank you.

x-posted
19th-Apr-2007 06:20 am - It figures
me
Last night I had an appointment with my doctor. She said I have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. She's been monitoring my progress on Celexa, and now put me on another medication for my blood pressure. I have to find a psychologist near my office, so I can get there during a break period during the week. The Celexa has been working great for me. It's just a drag having the disorder being official now. As bad as that sounds I've made a lot of progress, so there is hope. Of course there are others who have gone through worse than myself.

I hope we can all find peace.
1st-Apr-2007 07:41 am(no subject)
rain
I was raped a couple hours ago and I don't know how to cope.

Please someone help me.


Josh.
1st-Mar-2007 03:48 am(no subject)
L lolly


I'm trying to find a new psychiatrist due to my old one being an asshole and basically telling me 'heh, you're life's just gonna get worse really'. Does anybody have any suggestions of what I should look for? 

16th-Jan-2007 06:10 pm - Hello again
me
For years I had nightmares of my mother, she was the one who physically abused me for years. In my nightmares I would attempt to defend myself by hitting back, but the hits would either not make contact, or would just have no result if contact was made. I was put on a medication to help with my stress which is believed to be PTSD, and in October I was able to visit with my Father (parents were not together since the age of four, and he was on the other side of the country) resulting in a lot of closure with many issues. Since then when I have a "nightmare" I can defend myself, and other times when I speak she actually listens. It's a major change and I'm thankful for that.

Now I just really have to find a psychologist to talk to. No one knew the extent of what I went through, so now when I tell them it leads to others crying. I'm not looking for sympathy, I'm just sick of the weight and sick of the secrets.

There of course is much, much more to my story than that, but I don't want to hog up space here, or worse make someone else recall something bad from their own past.

How do others come to peace or some sort of resolve over this? I know lots of people who have been abused sexually, but no one who was beaten, so I have no one who could tell me. I'm doing much better now. It just all came to a very horrible point in 2001 when my ex-wife left me, my department and myself were let go from the company, and the passing away of my grandmother. After that happened the stress of my past pretty much combined with the situation and tore me apart in an instant. I began to have a studder at times, became too afraid to speak to anyone, and became a shell of a person. Now as I said I am much better. Still I am at a point where I need to figure out what I do with the memories. I even wonder what can be done, since all in all the beatings are over. So, I don't know what happens from here.
5th-Dec-2006 09:19 am - My abusive dad
ahhh
Hey, Well this is my first post here. I'm new to the LJ communities, i dont know if this is the best place to put this but i do need help and advice. Sorry if it triggers for anyone, or isn't the right spot to post this sort of thing. You can delete it if it is.



may or may not trigger...i'm not sureCollapse )
1st-Nov-2006 07:29 pm(no subject)
Top Hat
Hello. I'm new. I'm glad I found this place, as well.
The below is cut for any possible triggers, and just (finally) generally getting something off of my chest.
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25th-Jan-2006 06:07 am - intro thingy
horse
Ive had a lot of old things resurface lately, as in my ex abuser showing up at a family function lately, and have been having a tough time with it, Id wanted to find some others online and see how theyve dealt with it, so ive started up this journal for that purpose, I dont intend on mucking up mine with things my friends may read that i dont want them to.

bio, potentially triggering so..its under the cut.

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