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#384592 - 07/27/10 01:16 AM I am a Sexual Abuse Survivor asking for help  
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Simone Smith Offline
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Hey I'm a 21 year old woman living in Belmopan. i am a sexual abuse survivor and right now i feel isolated because everyone is talking about it but not doing anything about it. Yes women's group are in our country but do we have a group that deals with molestation. I mean molestation do have a long term effect which I'm correctly going through but who in our country Belize is a professional that deals with people like me. Many people have been molested in the past and currently are being molested but what is being done to help them? i have been molested from age 5-14 & it had affected me in my life that you guys wouldn't imagine. I have sexual issue, intimacy issues, anger issues and a lot more. I know I'm not the only one going through this. They may be some that are but don't know why because they block out the past but the effects of molestation stands example women who have been abused by their partner and still stand beside them. They is a reason for that behavior which is either the woman have been molested in her past or the way she was raised during childhood so that's what she is familiar with women stay in abusive relationship for so many reason but if they have been molested that is also a reason for their behavior. which is why i say molestations have its effects because the person becomes codependent. I didn't know something was wrong with me until i started to have a healthy relationship which I can't do properly because of my effects. Its hard to explain myself about my life writing it but what i mostly wanted to say that I was looking for a group of people who talk about their molestation and the way it has affected them and the challenges they face. I want to be some where that women open up about their life because it will greatly improve my healing. Currently I'm reading the book the courage to heal if you will research it the information is there also if u research effects of incest all the information is there. I'm asking if there is a place that someone can help me with my issues I am already getting help but I need more options the more the better for me. thank you for reading.

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#384601 - 07/27/10 07:04 AM Re: I am a Sexual Abuse Survivor asking for help [Re: Simone Smith]  
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natalie p Offline
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I'm so sorry you have been so hurt,Simone. Have you considered finding others who feel like you and starting your own group? Perhaps the nurses from the psychiatric department from the hospital can assist. Ask at the Ministry of Health how you can contact them.

#384602 - 07/27/10 07:13 AM Re: I am a Sexual Abuse Survivor asking for help [Re: natalie p]  
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Katie Valk Offline
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Contact Dr Claudina Cayetano based in Belmopan.

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#384612 - 07/27/10 10:01 AM Re: I am a Sexual Abuse Survivor asking for help [Re: Katie Valk]  
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Chloe Offline
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Simone, so sorry for your pain and hurt. You are so brave and strong, taking the huge step to speak out, searching for help for yourself and wanting to help others. God Bless you.

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#384614 - 07/27/10 12:01 PM Re: I am a Sexual Abuse Survivor asking for help [Re: Chloe]  
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Mike Campbell Offline
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Simone, This is the very worst part of our society and the circle must be broken. Mothers must stand up for the rights of their children. Mothers and Fathers must teach their sons respect for women. This is a tall order when many many men in Belize seem to have no respect for women.
This is something that needs to be addressed in the schools. The young must be shown what the effects of these actions are. Parenting should be required education in high school which should be mandatory for all.
When a mother knows her daughter is being molested she must speak out and the guilty must be punished so severely as to be a real deterrent.
I know this cannot make anything right but please be assured there are many men very sympathetic to your plight. I hope you find peace.

#384623 - 07/27/10 02:11 PM Re: I am a Sexual Abuse Survivor asking for help [Re: Mike Campbell]  
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tiachocolate Offline
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Hi Simone:
I just sent you a private message - along with my email address. I too was molested at age 5 thru 12. The fact that you are actively seeking help speaks a great deal about your strength. I have always advocated speaking out rather than keeping quiet. It gives you a sense of strength to be able to voice what you feel and what you've experienced - and to someone who may be keeping quiet about that issue - seeing others speak up means they can also do so and get help. I hope you respond and we can talk some more. Always willing to listen and talk.

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