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Mar 15, 2009
Nothing can change unless you tell someone...
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

You did not go into any details about what you are dealing with, but you've certainly pinpointed the effects of what you're dealing with. You don't want to die; what you want is to be out of pain. But you can only get out of pain if you tell someone: a trusted teacher, a school counsellor, perhaps a church elder. Another resource is Child Help at 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453). They are staffed 24/7 with professionally trained counsellors who will listen to you. They are not a reporting agency, although they can help you through the process of reporting if you decide to disclose the abuse. And you should disclose. Nothing can change unless you do. You don't deserve to be mistreated. You DO deserve love and nurturing and dignity and respect. Please get help for yourself.

Thank you for sharing your story with my visitors and me, and for including your all-important message.

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Violence & Abuse Prevention Educator
Author: On My Own Terms, A Memoir


Mar 15, 2009
you've made a start/beginning
by: Maurice

Hi Lost Girl, thank you, you've taken a big step forward in writing on Darlene's website. through her brave move to tell her story and seek professional help she has provided you and me with a platform to begin from. Do trust yourself, believe in yourself, I sincerely hope you have a school friend or friend whom you trust with your life. Who is there for you when you really need to let go of the hurt within you. In no way caused by you but a very uncaring Adult/male You do not deserve to be treated in this way by him or indeed by another. So please think about breaking free from his verbal and physical abuse. Make a start today or during your space time with your best friend. You gave good advice to those who may be thinking of abusing another. Don't because you don't know the hurt and pain your causing within that beautiful human being.

Mar 15, 2009
Good first step
by: Scott Canada

Yes its hard,its hard to write about. It took me weeks of writing my story and then leaving the site only to return and try to write it again.I had to come to terms as well,with having to open up and write about what happened to me. I began writing and then deleting.Eventually I kept what I wrote and leaned back and read what I actually chose to keep. It was detailed and embarrassing. I was telling the world all about me and my private stuff. I told of how I had my clothes removed,I also told of humiliating punishments,all of this happening along time ago when I was 8 years old.That all happened way back in the early 1970s. I wrote and trusted that this was a safe place to share my pain. As I learned that it IS a safe place to share,I chose to tell more and more. Its important to tell, its important to trust. Its important to not keep it all inside. I learned to tell my story on here too.

Mar 15, 2009
how safe is safe?
by: mauricehow safe is safe

Yes, darlene was a brave woman to begin this site by telling and relating her story of abuse. being a professional in the area of theraphy she sure is aware of the safety in others telling theirstoro on her site, How safe is safe but I certainly know that the response to my story has benefitted me though annonmously as I just know there is one other human being be it male or female that values the telling as they in turn have similiar feelings to mine afetr being abused as a child. The benefit of having a friend or two to undress oneself not literally but from within and relate the pain and hurt that was caused, having been abused as a child, teen, adolcent. Darlenne thank you, it is a comfort for so many even to sit down and write their feelings of the effects of child abuse on thme.most of us have dealt adequatly with it. but there is that percent that it effected more who need therapy and a good friend to cope with it. I doubt if one ever is free of the effects it causes.

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