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  •  It's never too late (1+ / 0-)
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    Avilyn

    I'm glad that victims are coming forward, no matter how long ago the events occurred.  There was a nagging feeling in the back of my mind as I read this that there may be those who cannot do so because their long silence caused them to take their own lives.  We may never know, but it's haunting me right now...

    -7.62, -7.28 "Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly." -Langston Hughes

    by luckylizard on Wed Oct 31, 2012 at 04:43:22 AM PDT

    •  Statistics show that over 50% of men who were (2+ / 0-)
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      luckylizard, Avilyn

      sexually abused as children entertain suicidal thoughts - 20% attempt suicide.

      But, as you so aptly pointed out, these are of reported cases of child sexual abuse.  Most cases are never reported.  Estimates are that less than 1/3 are identified or reported...

      "...I am the master of my fate/I am the captain of my soul" Invictus - William Ernest Henley Please donate to TREE Climbers, our 501(c)(3).

      by Roxine on Wed Oct 31, 2012 at 06:53:31 AM PDT

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      •  Rebuke Redux (0+ / 0-)

        50 or so years after my uncle and my father hurt me, I still have no voice with my family.  I visited my father's gravesite and kept quiet for the sake of my niece and nephew, both of whom know nothing of what my sister and I had to endure.  Each time someone speaks, it's like I gain a little bit more courage and a little bit more strength, and maybe my voice as well.  I am glad that all this is coming to light.  And as always, I thank God for folks like Roxine and Tree Climbers for my benefit and for those of my friends who deal with this as well.  Thanks Roxine for all you do.

        Crying is all right in its own way while it lasts. But you have to stop sooner or later, and then you still have to decide what to do. ― C.S. Lewis Much Love, Andrea Lena.

        by Andrea D on Fri Nov 02, 2012 at 01:05:46 PM PDT

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