In today’s world, there is much discussion on the subject of sexually abused children. On a regular basis, our nightly newscasts bring us appalling stories of sexual predators and their young, innocent victims. Do you ever stop to wonder what happens to these “children” as they turn into adults themselves and try to lead a normal life? What is a normal life after you realize that you’re youth has been taken away?
On Tuesday’s show (June 16), we’ll dig into a topic that is often never talked about: adult survivors of child sexual abuse. Many times, victims try to lead normal lives but encounter problems such as low self esteem, problems with relationships, trust issues, and the ability to have normal sexual relations. As a result of the sexual abuse, other disorders such as PTSD and depression occur.
Our guest, Diane, knows these feelings all too well. As a child, she was sexually abused and endured it until she was 21 years old. Diane will let us into her world and tell us about her attempts at living a normal life as an executive to her bouts with therapy. She realized that even with a successful job, she could not leave her traumatic experiences behind her.
Take the time, this Tuesday, 5:30p PT, 7:30 CST, 8:30 ET to watch the HealthyPlace TV Show, live on our site. Diane will be respond to your questions and in the second half of the show, HealthyPlace Medical Director, Dr. Harry Croft answers your personal questions on any mental health subject.
If you would like to share your story of being an adult survivor of child sexual abuse, or you have a question for Dr. Croft , please feel free to contact me at producer AT healthyplace.com.