Men Surviving Childhood Sexual Abuse

Suppressed Abuse

bandbacktogether:

At the ripe old age of 67 I have been made aware that I was sexually abused by my father.

Having a hard time dealing with this truth, still do not want to face this even though I know it is true.

Would like to talk to others with a similar story.

Hi there, would love to talk with you. Send me a message any time.

morg-ana:

ohmymckirk:

so-um-yeah:

aloistrancyhive:

breathe-squeeze-follow-through:

26 Male Survivors Of Sexual Assault Quoting The People Who Attacked Them

http://www.buzzfeed.com/spenceralthouse/male-survivors-of-sexual-assault-quoting-the-people-who-a

This needs more notes.

no one seems to care if they are guys 

reminder that rape and sexual abuse happens to everyone, not just girls

reminder that rape and sexual abuse needs to be acknowledged no matter a person’s gender and “no one seems to care if they are guys” is a typical antifeminist theory that is disproven by the fact that this photo set has 100,000+ notes alone

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strong2survive:

We provide free training and support to our advocates. Please share this with any people who you feel may be interested.

strong2survive:

We provide free training and support to our advocates. Please share this with any people who you feel may be interested.

You know you are a survivor when…

youknowyouareasurvivorwhen:

it feels like there’s nothing lonelier than being up late into the night being fucked in the head because of PTSD.

strong2survive:

webelieveyou:

i-jaz:

We hope that you will join us and our partners at 1 in 6 and A Call to Men on this very, very important iniative. Again, to learn more visit men.joyfulheartfoundation.org. Thank you. (x)


This is fantastic.

We can help if you or someone you know is a male victim of abuse reach out info@strong2survive.org or www.strong2survive.org

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strong2survive:

Victim shaming in any form is wrong! Stand up! If you need help reach out info@strong2survive.org thanks @spooky_atheist for posting this. #rapeculture #malevictims #malerape #sexualassault #nomeansno

strong2survive:

Victim shaming in any form is wrong! Stand up! If you need help reach out info@strong2survive.org thanks @spooky_atheist for posting this. #rapeculture #malevictims #malerape #sexualassault #nomeansno

strong2survive:

The concept of a woman forcing a man into a sex act can seem paradoxical, if not physiologically impossible. The assumption is that guys are always in the mood and an arousal constitutes consent; but there’s a uniquely afflicted class of male victims who would strongly disagree. Lost in a cultural blind spot, they have been left to suffer in silence without resources and often without the empathy of family or friends. 
Reach out of you need help info@strong2survive or on Kik @ strong2survive

strong2survive:

The concept of a woman forcing a man into a sex act can seem paradoxical, if not physiologically impossible. The assumption is that guys are always in the mood and an arousal constitutes consent; but there’s a uniquely afflicted class of male victims who would strongly disagree. Lost in a cultural blind spot, they have been left to suffer in silence without resources and often without the empathy of family or friends.
Reach out of you need help info@strong2survive or on Kik @ strong2survive

For Survivors and Loved Ones

mentalillnessmouse:

INFORMATION, RESOURCES, AND THERAPIST LISTING FROM SIDRAN’S HELP DESK
The Trauma Resource Specialists at Sidran’s Help Desk will aid you in finding a therapist, reading matter, and other resources to aid your progress toward recovery. 


ARTICLES, FACT SHEETS, BROCHURES, WEBSITES
Click on an article below to read the full version.

PTSD and Holidays- PDF
by Patience Mason - Patience Press

What Is Psychological Trauma?
By Esther Giller

What Is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?
By Sidran Institute

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Fact Sheet
By PTSD Alliance

Myths and Facts About PTSD

By the PTSD Alliance

What Are Traumatic Memories?
By Sidran Institute

What Is a Dissociative Disorder?

By Sidran Institute

Self Inflicted Violence/Self Abuse/Self Injury

How to Choose a Therapist for Post-Traumatic Stress and Dissociative Conditions


A Recovery Bill of Rights for Trauma Survivors

by Thomas V. Maguire, Ph.D. 

Rights and Responsibilities in Psychotherapy
by Laura S. Brown, Ph.D. ABPP 

PTSD and Children

By Aphrodite Matsakis, Ph.D. 

PTSD and Parenting
By Patience Mason 

Helping a Child Manage Fears After a Traumatic Event

By Ceridian Corporation

Dental Tips for Individuals Sexually Abused as Children
by Kate F. Hays, Ph.D. and Sheila F. Stanley, Ed.D. 

Retraumatizing the Victim
By Ann Jennings, Ph.D. 

Understanding Integration as a Natural Part of Trauma Recovery
By Rachel Downing, L.C.S.W.-C. 

About Medications for Combat PTSD
By Jonathan Shay, M.D., Ph.D.

Parents as Partners in the Treatment of Dissociative Children
By Frances S. Waters, M.S.W. 

When a Terrorist Act Occurs
By Ceridian Corporation

The Effects of DID on Children of Trauma Survivors

By Esther Giller

Position Statement on Services and Supports to Trauma Survivors
By the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors

Exposure To A Traumatic Event Does Not Automatically Put A Person On A Path To Develop PTSD: The Importance of Protective Factors To Promote Resiliency.
by Carl C. Bell, M.D.

Hope for Recovery: Understanding Post Traumatic Stress Disorder- PDF
by PTSD Alliance

Hope for Recovery from PTSD - Video 
by PTSD Alliance - Please Note: Involves dramatizations of individuals briefly describing interpersonal traumas, which may be upsetting for some individuals.

Podcasts and Webcasts by Gift From Within
Free podcasts and webcasts from Gift from Within featuring Dr. Frank Ochberg

Helping Traumatized Children at School
By Kathleen Nader D.S.W. & Gift from Within

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