My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for MaleSurvivor: Online Support Forum for Sexually Abused / Assaulted Men, New York, NY, USA
That little boy was 3 years old when the abuse began.
By the time he was 9 years old there had been 5 male abusers.
I'll not get into my personal story but let me assure you my abuse was nothing compared to the horror stories you will find in MS.
(I'm not supposed to compare ... but I was never hurt)
Read some of them ... and try to sleep at night.
I joined MS on the 30th of October in 2012.
Circumstances in my life at the time were dire ... if I had not found MS I would not be here writing this review.
Subsequent periods of my life since then have also been difficult.
I am Bipolar and severely diabetic and isolate myself and without MS I don't think I could survive.
I am here almost every day.
I'm here for me ... and I'm here for them.
That's what it's all about.
The site itself is a lifeline ... but it's the men that make MS what it is.
We gather here in safety ... in camaraderie ... we cry ... we laugh ... we live.
We are free to share of ourselves without the kind of fear the world still imposes on male survivors of sexual abuse.
We are still not as well understood as female victims.
Our circumstances have unique aspects and even in the professional medical field we still run into challenges not faced by women.
Here ... we can just be who we are ... and not just what we are.
I have a Therapist and access to a Psychiatrist if I need one and an MD who is incredibly caring and supportive.
My medicinal needs are well managed.
All of this is what I've been blessed with for 30 years.
I live in a city ... and a country ... where that's possible.
Other men are not so lucky.
A large number of them live in areas of the world ... domestically and internationally ...
where there is nothing!
They have nowhere to turn ...
nowhere to go ...
nowhere to run ...
MS is all they have.