‘We Have to Speak Out…and Be Heard’: Life After Sexual Abuse

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From The Guardian: “For survivors of childhood abuse, the potential long-term impact of their experiences is only beginning to be exposed; taboo, secrecy and shame still prevail. Yet, slowly, as inquiries are held and more cases come to court, greater numbers of adult survivors of childhood abuse are beginning to come forward. While some can cope well, for others lives and families are torn apart as the root causes remain hidden. Is society doing enough for adult survivors, who, too often, are overlooked, pathologised and criminalised? . . .

Survivors say that many professionals don’t recognise trauma, and they don’t ask the right questions because they don’t know how to handle the response . . .

In May, the all-party parliamentary group (APPG) on adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse published a report that drew on a survey of 365 survivors. Long-term consequences of abuse may include physical ailments, changes in brain function and development, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and dissociative disorder, an involuntary flight from reality that may include significant memory loss, depression and suicidal thoughts.

In the survey, 90% said their intimate relationships were negatively affected, 89% said their mental health was negatively affected, 72% said that it had damaged their career, and 46% said it had a detrimental effect on their financial situation (because they often had to pay for therapeutic help they couldn’t access otherwise). Only 16% said the NHS mental health services met their need. ‘I am a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and the mental health system,’ was one response.

Deflection, denial and disbelief‘ has too often greeted those who speak out about abuse. Yet its scale is clear. The number of recorded sexual offences against children under 16 in England and Wales more than doubled in the four years to 2017 from 24,085 to 53,496.

‘Adult survivors don’t always present as the perfect victim,’ explains Gabrielle Shaw, chief executive of the National Association for People Abused in Childhood (Napac). ‘We all need to understand better that the question isn’t, “what’s wrong with you?” but “what happened to you?”‘

Dr Carol-Ann Hooper, Visible’s evaluator, says: ‘In the US, the term “parallel justice” has been coined to argue for reparation for victims to take its place alongside the prosecution of offenders to enable survivors to heal and rebuild their lives. There is also a significant income-based justice gap. Those who can afford to pay for therapeutic help have options, those who can’t, may have none.'”

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  1. Child abuse does happen, but our “mental health” workers and religious leaders have been “deflecting, denying, disbelieving,” and covering up child abuse, illegally but for profit, apparently for over a century. An ethical pastor confessed this to me to be “the dirty little secret of the two original educated professions.” And the medical evidence proves it true.

    https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/01/23/18820633.php?fbclid=IwAR2-cgZPcEvbz7yFqMuUwneIuaqGleGiOzackY4N2sPeVXolwmEga5iKxdo
    https://www.amazon.com/Jesus-Culture-Wars-Reclaiming-Prayer/dp/1598868330

    And for the past seventy or so years, our “mental health” workers have been turning child abuse survivors into the “mentally ill” with the psychiatric drugs, on a massive societal scale. The ADHD drugs and antidepressants create the bipolar symptoms.

    https://www.alternet.org/2010/04/are_prozac_and_other_psychiatric_drugs_causing_the_astonishing_rise_of_mental_illness_in_america/

    And the “bipolar” and “schizophrenia” treatments, the antipsychotics/neuroleptic, create the “schizophrenia” symptoms. The negative symptoms of “schizophrenia” are created via neuroleptic induced deficit syndrome and the positive symptoms are created via antipsychotic and/or antidepressant induced anticholinergic toxidrome.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuroleptic-induced_deficit_syndrome
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toxidrome

    But since neither of these medically known ways to create the “schizophrenia” symptoms are billable DSM disorders, they are always misdiagnosed with the billable, but “invalid,” DSM disorders.

    https://www.nimh.nih.gov/about/directors/thomas-insel/blog/2013/transforming-diagnosis.shtml

    Today, “the prevalence of childhood trauma exposure within borderline personality disorder patients has been evidenced to be as high as 92% (Yen et al., 2002). Within individuals diagnosed with psychotic or affective disorders, it reaches 82% (Larsson et al., 2012).”

    The reason for all this misdiagnosis of child abuse survivors by our “mental health” workers is that, to this day, NO “mental health” worker may EVER bill ANY insurance company for EVER helping ANY child abuse survivor EVER. Unless, they first misdiagnose the child abuse survivors with the other, “invalid,” but billable DSM disorders.

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/your-child-does-not-have-bipolar-disorder/201402/dsm-5-and-child-neglect-and-abuse-1

    So our “mental health” industry is one gigantic, multibillion dollar, scientific fraud based, primarily child abuse covering up, iatrogenic illness creating system, by psychiatric design.

    And all this turning millions and millions of child abuse survivors into the “mentally ill” for profit over the past many decades, has also functioned to aid, abet, and empower the pedophiles and child sex traffickers. So now our country has pedophilia and child sex trafficking run amok problems.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/11/us/backpage-sex-trafficking.html
    https://worldtruth.tv/putin-the-west-is-controlled-by-satanic-pedophiles/
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nzi2avrKDg

    But we must not forget that the murder of the elderly, with the psychiatric drugs, is at holocaust levels, too.

    https://www.naturalnews.com/049860_psych_drugs_medical_holocaust_Big_Pharma.html

    Will our modern day, all Western civilization, ongoing psychiatric holocaust ever end? It’s shameful that the massive number of psychiatrically misinformed and DSM deluded “mental health” workers are repeating the worst of psychiatric history. Make today’s psychiatric holocaust end in a just manner for all, God, please.