I was in denial
20 year old female
I never realised how hard it was to keep things bottled up inside me! I wouldn't talk about it to anyone and wished it would just all go away. A year ago I was raped! But when I heard that word I didn't think it was real. I was in denial. I was 19 and didn't think it would happen to me.
I was working at the time which seemed to make things 20 times harder. I became scared of everyone and wouldn't leave me house. It was the only place I felt safe. For months I thought it was my fault. I felt I had no control over the situation. I thought he had won.
A year later and I am going to court. This is the hardest thing I have ever done and after finally realising I need some counselling I decided to call Kids Helpline! They were wonderful!
I am now receiving regular counselling which is making me stronger, and now that I have the courage to stand up, he will get what he deserves in court. I thought he had ruined my life but Kids Helpline helped me realise that I am the one in control now. And he is the one who has ruined his life. Not me!
Kids Helpline DOES help! You just have to give them and yourself the chance xx
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