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 were scattered.Fortunately when I notified police I received help. From the […]

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 be struggling with upsetting emotions, frightening memories, or a sense of constant danger. Or you may feel numb, disconnected, […]

Silent! Why So Long?

Why So Long? Why does it take some victims years to come forward, sometimes twenty, thirty years or more? The answer is very simple especially for those of us who have been victims of sex crime. Two main reasons is fear and shame. Fear of rejection, I will be rejected and what I say as […]

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 nightmares, have difficult concentrating, put energy in trying not to think about […]

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 victims; the husbands, parents, siblings, friends known as the […]

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 nearby or one you strongly disliked is conjured […]