I have questions.. but will people understand?
Abuse survivors often wonder, who can I ask the hard questions? Will my friends who haven’t been abused understand?
At the end of Antonio’s first support group, he made a comment which we hear way too often. “I thought I was the only one. I didn’t know other people felt like I do.” Antonio had lived for way too long trapped by the secret of his abuse. He had questions he wanted to ask, but who should he ask?
Survivors of abuse often feel isolated. Many survivors have mustered all of the courage inside of themselves and taken the risk to ask for help. All too often the person they ask to help doesn’t know how to respond. This results in the survivor feeling even more different, even more alone, and even more discouraged.
Survivors need a safe place to ask questions.
Like Antonio, survivors need a safe place to ask questions. The community of our online forum offers this opportunity. Subscribers are given access to a forum where they can questions, read others questions and responses, and respond to the questions other survivors are asking. In our forum, survivors post using usernames. This provides the survivor with an additional comfort that their identity will not be revealed as they ask for help.
In addition to an open spot for questions to be asked, our online support group for survivors of abuse also offers guided question segments. These segments are organized by the chapter content being reviewed in our subscription area. Related questions are then asked inside of that forum topic. This organization allows survivors quick, related access to questions and responses that align with their healing stage.
If you have any additional questions about our question/answer forum, we would love to connect with you. Please fill out the contact form below to let us know how we can help you. If you would like to join our online support group, please click here for more information.