Child Molestation Survivors Share Coping Tips

Learn how child molestation survivors cope with sexual abuse

For Jancy Thompson, she had lived with a weird, unusually off feeling. It was a sense of discomfort that she could never quite put her finger on. Jancy constantly experienced the urge to go tell someone something. But what that “something” was, she didn’t yet fully understand.

Repressed Memories, Photo Credit: Marco BellucciWhat is it like to remember a repressed memory and how do you cope when you start remembering details of a traumatic event that your brain is trying to suppress? Gain an understanding from survivors that the disconnect from remembering your trauma is a build-in safety mechanism in your brain. It’s the brain’s way of trying to protect you.

Read interviews with child molestation survivors who open up about their struggles recovering memories, learning to heal, and moving forward with daily life.

Begin to understand that mental anguish can and often does result in physical pain. The lack of physical symptoms is known as psychogenic pain; most commonly headaches, stomachaches, or back pain that are frequently experienced by individuals who have been forced to endure prolonged mental or emotional conflicts and stress.

Read more about how these child molestation survivors identified their childhood trauma and how they are learning to cope with it.

You’ll also find real stories of parents put in tough situations and with community comments and an opportunity to voice your opinion on how you would react.