I’ve heard of two attempted suicides of male survivors in the past six months. One was successful. One was not.
I grieved for the one. I gave resources to the other and prayed, no begged, for his healing to begin.
It is an often heard comment within the community of those who study sexual abuse that “Males don’t tell.” It is understood that it is only through the telling that healing can begin.
That is why I pray, no I beg parents, grandparents, and trusted caregivers to begin the conversation regarding sexual abuse with the children they love.
Because maybe males will tell, if we only ask.
Protect the Innocent, Break the Silence, One Conversation at a Time, RiseAndShineMovement.org