Sexual abuse as a childWatch
Are you still in contact with your uncle? You should try and avoid things that remind you of stuff and it’s good that you understand what’s happened.
If you want to see a gp, it would be better to help deal with the flashbacks
Hey your uncles a bich so don’t waste tears over bad people like him xx
you need to tell your parents and you need to see a therapist. Often victims of sexual abuse blame themselves, but it was never your fault. Your parents will always love you, they will not blame you for this x I promise it will get better if you seek help.
Here is a link to a page with numbers for sexual abuse helplines. Call one tonight if you need to. Can I ask, are you safe right now? Do you think you could harm yourself? If you want to say anything else, if you want someone to talk to privately, let me know x I will be online so reach out to me if you need help, but if you feel like you could harm yourself let someone know immediately, call a hotline immediately
As a child I was sexually abused by my uncle for months. It’s been around 10 years, and I’m only now feeling effects of anxiety, shame, some depression and general trauma. I don’t know what to do. I can’t move on, I can’t focus on my A levels. I just have no idea what to do. My life feels meaningless because wherever I go it haunts me. It shapes me in every way possible. Do I even tell my parents? How do I stop crying?
One of the things that really helped me initially was talking to NAPAC: https://napac.org.uk
They’re so helpful and can guide you towards the right lines of support that you need particularly in cases of non-recent sexual abuse.
Try to get a support system in place. This could be through other family members, friends or even external sources of support. Therapy was the single best thing I have ever done to get me to a point where I can live a normal life and have healthy relationships. It gave me a safe space to talk and process things in a healthy way without them manifesting destructively or through illness. Maybe this is something you could try?