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#417787 - 11/30/12 09:39 PM First Post
ScorpioBlue Offline

Registered: 11/30/12
Posts: 5
Loc: NYC Metro Area
This is my first time posting on the MS Boards. I attended the recent MS Conference and found it to be both overwhelming and inspiring. It was the first time that I was in a group of Male Survivors of CSA. It was a powerful experience for me. I hope to be able to attend a weekend of Recovery in 2013 if I can afford it. Again, I'm so happy and relieved to have found Male Survivor.

#417788 - 11/30/12 09:45 PM Re: First Post [Re: ScorpioBlue]
ACRoberts Offline

Registered: 08/07/10
Posts: 242
Loc: New Jersey (recently moved fro...
I found the conference to be a great experience. I volunteered to help things run a little more smoothly which added to my positive experience. I strongly support you in attending a weekend of recovery. Mine changed my life and am hoping to go again.
WOR Sequoia 2011--it has changed my life!

#417794 - 11/30/12 10:58 PM Re: First Post [Re: ScorpioBlue]
BuffaloCO Offline

Registered: 07/14/12
Posts: 490
Wow pretty cool. Wish I had the courage to try a group but it's not in me, least not yet. I am in T now, 2 months, and making progress but I could not deal in a group of people. Still, you give me hope.
�We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark. The real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.� - Plato

#417809 - 12/01/12 04:45 AM Re: First Post [Re: ScorpioBlue]
Jude Offline

Registered: 08/09/12
Posts: 1633
Loc: New England
Welcome Scorpio. Its goof that your found your way here and to the conference. Would be interested to have you post about how the conference affected you if you don't mind. Anyway, keep in touch and let us know how you're doing.

I will remember you
Will you remember me?
Don't let your life pass you by
Weep not for the memories
Sarah McLachlan

#417832 - 12/01/12 10:44 AM Re: First Post [Re: ScorpioBlue]
Mountainous Buck Offline

Registered: 12/15/09
Posts: 1631
Loc: Minnesota
Welcome SB!

I am glad you found us and are connecting to healing and reaching out and sharing.

Those are the keys to recovery and reclaiming your life!
We have to take responsibility for what we're not responsible for.

�It doesn't matter where you've come from,
It matters where you go" Frank Turner

#417837 - 12/01/12 11:52 AM Re: First Post [Re: ScorpioBlue]
Still Offline

Registered: 02/16/07
Posts: 7011
Loc: FEMA Region 1
Originally Posted By: ScorpioBlue
I'm so happy and relieved to have found Male Survivor.

Well "YAY" then! Welcome!

#418001 - 12/03/12 07:14 AM Re: First Post [Re: ScorpioBlue]
Aries1984 Offline

Registered: 04/08/12
Posts: 29
Loc: Chicago
Welcome Scorpio, glad you have found MS and hope you find healing here
It is not the destination so much as the journey!!

#418215 - 12/05/12 07:55 AM Re: First Post [Re: ScorpioBlue]
Anomalous Offline

Registered: 03/07/10
Posts: 2138
Hi Scorpio,

Welcome to MS.

I am glad you have found this place of healing and support.

You do not say whether or not you are in therapy. If you feel therapy is an option, there are resources available. For help in finding a therapist please read the Consumers Guide to Therapist Shopping. Psychology Today has listings of therapists for all states and counties. You can choose the type of therapist you are seeking as well as the area(s) to which you are willng to travel. Also check your county rape crisis center. They offer services to males and females, at no cost to county residents. Some offer support groups in addition to individual therapy.

There are several books you might find useful.

Abused Boys: The Neglected Victims of Sexual Abuse by Mic Hunter

Victims No Longer by Mike Lew

I am certain others will share titles they have found useful. You can find these titles, and others here at the bookstore.

Take your time and look around. You do not want to trigger yourself by reading too many posts at one time.

At your own pace, read the boards and wander into chat. The lounge (chat) is open 24 hours a day though it isn't always populated.

We also have moderated chats called Healing Circles. They meet on Sunday and Wednesday evenings at 9pm eastern time and one on Tuesday at 19:00 UTC (European and African time zone) which translates to 2 PM Eastern US time zone. The Healing Circle on Tuesdays is scheduled to resume in January.

Again, welcome to MS.

Acceptance on someone else's terms is worse than rejection.


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