Trauma from abuse can last a lifetime.  Those who are
abused as children often lock the memory away; it is too
psychologically overwhelming to face. But the body
remembers. And so do the hidden corners of the mind.
The abuse can also affect all
If you are being abused (or suspect you are),  I strongly
counseling. If you know (or suspect) of a child or a
vulnerable adult who is being abused, report it. In most cases your
name will not be revealed to the abuser and you may save a life.
If you know or suspect that you were abused in the
past, seek
counseling.  This is especially important
if the abuser is still in a position to abuse others.
Last updated February 17, 2014