17-07-2019 12:09 AM
Im just wondering if anyone can give me their opinions on what to do about if or not if the perpetrator of my childhood sexual assault should be reported . Its such a hard time for me as im left feeling mixed emotions about what is the right thing to do.
17-07-2019 03:52 PM
welcome to the forum. I’m sorry to read you’ve been sexually abused.
I was sexually abused as a child from 9-12 yrs old. I remembered 40 yrs later. It was family and friends. From my own personal experience I did speak to the police and they gave me a complete run down on how the process would be.
For me I couldn’t go through it.
It’s really up to you. No one can tell you to report it or not.
Pls take care. Happy to chat again Just put @ symbol before my name to tag me.
17-07-2019 04:03 PM
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17-07-2019 04:11 PM
i totally understand what you’re going through. I had years of flashbacks and nightmares. I sometimes do but not very often. It’s been 9 years of when the memories came back. I was in my 40’s.
It’s amazing how our brains work. How our subconscious mind is.
My psych gave me meds for flashbacks.
Do yiu have professional support.
17-07-2019 04:22 PM
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23-07-2019 09:13 PM
Hi @Daisy15 sleep is sometimes a problem. I wirk 3 days a week only short shifts.
When I’ve been admitted to hospital I do sleep a lot.
I get extremely exhausted when I have a psychologist session going over childhood abuse. It’s very draining.
Do you have any hobbies that could possibly distract you during the day.
23-07-2019 10:57 PM
Hi @BlueBay . I have lost interest in most of my hobbies over the years. I used to be into art and music...have done a little bit of art a couple of months ago . Will try pick up a paint brush again soon. Thanks for the tip.
24-07-2019 06:09 AM
@Daisy15 Motivation for me is really hard at the moment. I struggle to get up and go. Wirk days are ok but my days off and weekends are hard.
I have so many unfinished things eg knitting. I need to get back into it.
Art sounds good. You should go back to it. You’ll prob surprise yourself with how much you do enjoy it. Even start slow and do a little each day.
I hope you can do some. Xx
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