Silent Screams Blogs

Community Strong – Fight the Darkness Campaign

Fight this darkness! We must not assume that everyone knows the serious sexual assault and rape epidemic that plagues our society. Because it is the most under reported crime the criminals are very comfortable and confident in continuing to commit this crime. We all...

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The Media & Sex Crimes

This is an excellent article by Jackie Fox of the LA weekly on how sexual assaults and rapes are perceived in TV shows. Excellent article! I agree with many of Jackie Fox's points and have experienced a few. PTSD is common among survivors of sex crimes.  At 66 years...

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I Was Raped! Now What!

I Was Raped! Now What!!! What would you do if you or someone you know was raped. Do you know what to do? Do you know your legal options? I didn't. Furthermore my mind was in a state of confusion, my body was in pain and my emotions...

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Emotional & Psychological Trauma

  ‘©Helpguide.org. All rights reserved. Helpguide.org is an ad-free non-profit resource for supporting better mental health and lifestyle choices for adults and children.’ ------- Symptoms, Treatment, and Recovery If you’ve gone through a traumatic experience, you may...

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Celebrate Life, Afternoon Delight 2016 -Pics

Once a year in the month of July, Silent Screams has it’s signature event, Celebrate Life, Afternoon Delight. Celebrate Life, Afternoon Delight is a yearly event where Silent Screams pampers women. The event is free to all who attend, women only. Silent Screams...

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Counseling: To Go or Not to Go

Counseling:  To Go or Not to Go Janice Harris Lord, Therapist Trauma Support Services of North Texas Most people know when they could use professional help, even though it may be difficult to admit.  They often feel exhausted but can’t sleep, have frightening...

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Men! Let’s Talk

Men! Let's Talk - A report of our first men's event "What Would You Do If......" men's breakfast. As we prepared for the men’s breakfast my thoughts focused on the guests who will be attending. My heart empathizes not only for the survivors but also the others...

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Letter to You This Christmas

Letter to You -  To those of you that are emotionally struggling this season. I want to write to you but I'm not sure what to write. What are you doing this holiday season? A few days ago I thought about all the souls who will spend this holiday time struggling, in...

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Sex Offenders and Our Children

written by Courtney Underwood Too Close for Comfort Sex Offenders and Our Children                 When we think of neighbors, many of us may think of the late and great Mr. Rogers, maybe you think of State Farm. Perhaps the image of a great neighbor you grew up...

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There is Life After Trauma

Written By Carolyn J. Hudson, Wow! It’s been six years since that horrible night that I was raped by an elder of the church I attended at that time. That violation dramatically changed my life on all levels; physical, emotional, mental, financial, social and most of...

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