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STOP CHILD ABUSE NOW RALLY: AGENDA FOR THE END OF DENIAL

September 26th, 2009 No comments

Today from 1pm In London an annual rally and march will take place combining the forces of Survivors of abuse and Child action groups. The biggest two problems in this area are “traumatic forgetting” which make accurate statistics difficult and the utterly dominant force of denial in society – which stands as a force against real change. To end denial we must achieve:

  • RECOGNITION OF PREVELANCE OF ABUSE: 30 – 40% of ADULTS ABUSED AS CHILDREN. THE COST TO SOCIETY IS IN WASTED LIVES AND BILLIONS OF POUNDS.
  • RECOGNITION THAT ABUSE OCCURS MAINLY IN THE HOME AND WITH TRUSTED CARERS.
  • END “STRANGER DANGER” CAMPAIGNS/DENIAL – THE DANGER IS RARELY FROM STRANGERS YET MILLIONS ARE WASTED ON THESE CAMPAIGNS.
  • END DEMONISATION OF THE INTERNET – THE INTERNET HAS DONE MORE GOOD FOR ADULT SURVIVORS THAN GOVERNMENT HAS – IT HAS PROVIDED US SHARED RESOURCES AND SUPPORT AND ALLOWED US TO BECOME CONNECTED – AND THEREFORE A FORCE FOR CHANGE.
  • RECOGNITION THAT ABUSE IS BOTH PSYCHOLOGICALLY AND PHYSICALLY DAMAGING – THE PHYSICAL CONSEQUENCES ARE UNDER RESEARCHED AND DENIED. SOMATISATION DISORDERS DO NOT EXIST – UNTREATED INJURIES SUSTAINED IN CHILDHOOD RAPE AND BATTERY CAUSE REAL PHYSICAL DAMAGE WHICH REMAINS UNTREATED – WHILST UNDER-EDUCATED DOCTORS BLINDLY BLAME THE PATIENTS “PSYCHOLOGY”.
  • MORE RESEARCH INTO CYCLES OF ABUSE AND EARLY INTERVENTION IN PROBLEM FAMILIES.
  • A NATIONWIDE ENQUIRY INTO ORGANISED PAEDOPHILIA AND THE LINKS WITH FREEMASONRY AND THE JUSTICE SYSTEM: THIS SEEMS TO BE WHY MANY ABUSERS DO NOT GET PUNISHED.

Research indicates the majority of prostitutes, prisoners and hard drug addicts were abused as children – yet we demonise and ostracise these victims, imprison them and criminalise them – because they are trying to cope with horrors in their minds with no effective understanding of the aetiology of their problems and no effective treatment regime that deals with addiction behaviours and the underlying psychological distress.

We are not civilised.

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Prevelance Of Dissociative Disorders Higher Than Thought.

November 16th, 2006 No comments

Dissociative Identity Disorder and other disorders on the dissociative scale are commonly misdiagnosed and are not even believed in by some hard line psychiatrists. I have heard suggested that most persons suffering dissociative disorders spend an average of fourteen years interacting with mental health services before reaching a correct diagnosis- if at all.

In my estimation, probably a majority of the clients of mental health services, whatever name or label their “problem” has been awarded, are suffering a problematic level of dissociation. Usually this is as a direct result of learned dissociation through repression of memories of sexual abuse in Childhood.

Schizophrenia would seem to be dissociative identity order left to fester to the point where other identities are screaming for attention and there is no one centre of self strong enough to contain the others and meet their needs. Personality disorders are the same on a less obvious scale, Psychosis is when the mind needs madness to continue the dissociation.

If this is true we would actually be a lot better off if we stopped medicating and treating “psychiatrically” the majority of mental health users. If there was a well trained body of persons skilled at dealing with dissociative clients and funding for them to work we would, as a community, suffer less problems all round.

Quite how prevalent are these disorders? No one really knows. However, labelling someone as mentally ill is much easier for society to deal with than facing up to the barbarity of the way we live and dealing with that. So it is a good bet that around 40% of the population suffer.

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