Abuse comes in many forms but no matter what kind, it is still abuse. There are
thousands of men, women and children who fall victim to this crime. Consider these alarming statistics: a child is sexually abused every two seconds; a woman is battered every 21 seconds; a man every 38 seconds.
While in recent years society has started to open its eyes regarding abuse, it is still a crime that is hard to talk about. The silence of the victim, often borne out of fear, shame and vulnerability, makes the crime an act that can continue for years.
Keeping the secret deepens the scars that a victim lives with long after the abuse is over. Deciding to let the secret out and speaking out is empowerment and with empowerment comes choice - the choice not to let the abuser win.
This part of my site is dedicated to all those courageous survivors who have made the choice to not keep the secret.
|Pain2||I'm Telling On You|| The Incident That
Changed My Life
|A Touch|| Understanding
Escaping Hades: A Rape and Sexual
Abuse Survivor's Site
| Wings of Madness Depression
| Women's Law Initiative: Domestic
Laws and Safety Plans
|National Center for
Missing & Exploited Children
| Police Domestic
| The Stalking
|S.A.B.L.E.: Spouse Abuse by Law Enforcement|| Self-injury:
You are NOT
the only one
A Self-Injury Website
|DID/MPD||Soul's Self-Help Center||
Overcoming Professional Exploitation)
|Pro Choice Philosophical Debates on Suicide|
| National Domestic Violence Hotline:
1-800-779-SAFE (7233) or
| If you know about a child who is in immediate|
risk or danger, call your local police.
If you have any information on a
missing child, call 1-800-THE-LOST
| P.A.I.N. - Pain Aid
| P.A.I.N. Crisis Line for Suicide:
| Abuse, Rape, Incest:
| Youth Depression: |
| Covenant House: A Safe
Haven for Minors