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Olivia0811Olivia0811 Posts: 1 Literally just got here
Hey... I’m Olivia and i’m 15.... I was sexually assaulted in Spring by a 32 year old man and i’m struggling to get through it... Childline recommended this to me... can anyone suggest something that may help me?
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  • *BananaMonkey**BananaMonkey* Lyrical Poster Posts: 5,435 Part of The Furniture
    edited May 2019
    Hey Olivia, 

    Welcome to The Mix community, really glad to have you here, hopefully you find this place helpful, and we can support you through this. :heart:

    You've taken a brave step to reach out here so that's positive. Have you told anyone about what happened to you? Other than childline and us here, your family, a teacher, gp? 

    The Mix have a super helpful article about sexual assault https://www.themix.org.uk/crime-and-safety/victims-of-crime/was-it-sexual-assault-9145.html

    could be worth a read if you get a chance :heart:

    The article I liked above suggests talking about things, so maybe exploring some counselling options or talking on here about what you're going through, only if you want too and feel ready to do that. No pressure :heart:

    Also https://rapecrisis.org.uk/ is another good website that may have some more information for you, 

    You're not alone in this, we are here for you.


    " And everywhere I am, there you'll be, your love made me make it through, oh I owe so much to you "
    " So I say thank you for the music, the songs I'm singing, thanks for all the joy they're bringing, who can live without it, I ask in all honestly what would life be? Without a song or a dance, what are we? So I say thank you for the music, for giving it to me "
    '' It's a beautiful day and I can't stop myself from smiling "
    Olivia0811
  • LaineLaine Fruit loop Gone for gooDeactivated Posts: 2,762
    Sorry to hear this Olivia but glad you're reaching out x
    Are you receiving any support with it? 
    from friends, family,  counsellors etc? 

    There are many services here at the mix you can find on the front page and here: https://www.themix.org.uk/get-support/speak-to-our-team

    Support chat and general chat also runs from Sundays to Thursdays at 20:00(8pm)  till 21:30(9:30 pm) 

    Does anyone know, could you get support from school or sign up for counselling?  

    We're all here for you x

    🌈Positive thoughts🌈

    "This is my family. I found it, all on my own.
    It's little, and Broken, but still good. Yeah. Still good." ~ Stitch

    "Lately, I've been struggling with all the simple things in my life" ~ Cian Ducrot

    "I don't know if it's because my heart hurts or I'm insecure" ~ Juice Wrld
    Olivia0811
  • Han93Han93 EnglandPosts: 309 The Mix Regular

    Hi @Olivia0811

    I'm so sorry to hear that this has happened to you. Being open and talking about it is the first step in recovery so I'm so glad that you have reached out.

    I think the advice from @*BananaMonkey* and @Laine is great and I really hope that you find The Mix community useful. We are all here for you and will support you through this.

    Safeline do offer free counselling for those who have experienced sexual assault so they may be an organisation to look in to: https://www.safeline.org.uk/what-we-do/counselling-therapy/

    The Samaritans are also great if you're struggling and need someone to talk to. They're available 24/7 and your calls are free: https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/support-and-information/if-youre-having-difficult-time/

    Olivia0811
  • Kathleen07Kathleen07 Posts: 1,938 Extreme Poster
    Hey Olivia,

    Welcome to the boards. I'm so sorry that you had to go through this :(

    It sounds like this has really affected you. I just wanted to echo what's been said above, and say that we're here to support you. Feel free to talk some more about how you're feeling, if you want to and when you're ready. We'd like to listen and do our best to help x

    Sending big hugs <3
    Olivia0811
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