Patient Comments: Child Abuse - Experience


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Comment from: Kip, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: April 02

There was one time when I was younger, middle school age maybe, where my mother called me into the bathroom, had me pull down my pants, and took a hot hair straightening iron and stuck it right on my buttocks. She held it there for a good 5 seconds. Then she told me to go lie down on the couch and stick ice on it for maybe an hour or so afterward. I cannot remember what I did but I feel like no action really warrants such a response, especially nothing that a middle schooler could really do.

Comment from: slovelee, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: April 15

I have experienced the separation between my parents. I followed my mother, who went to live with another guy. We were away, leaving my dad and my brother. While I was there, I had to be alone while my mother and her boyfriend went on a trip. I spent a sleepless night all alone, and then woke up to go to school and take a bus that took 3 to 4 hours. I usually fell asleep in my classes and my peers bullied me around. I started using drugs and alcohol. One day, I came home and the door lock had been changed by my mom's boyfriend. My mom and I became furious, broke into the house, took everything, and ran away. We were almost arrested by cops, and ended up giving everything up. We have moved back in with my dad, who I have been avoiding for a long time. We seem to be doing a lot better now, but sometimes the scars within me drive me out of control. I've started smoking, taking drugs, drinking alcohol, and am suffering from depression. Always relying on a guy makes you suffer from anxiety.

Comment from: Martin Lawrence, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: July 03

A pedophile ring destroyed my life, my life has been ruined. I have been hearing voices of harmful people communicate every day, these people have said they want to make billions of dollars out of my love for lyricism, poetry, literature and engineering arts such as industrial product design, robotics and materials engineering. Injecting me without authority, no proper medical diagnosis. These people have been money laundering and human trafficking.

Comment from: Marg, 65-74 Female (Caregiver) Published: March 31

I suffered sexual and mental abuse when I was a child. I'm now 68 years old. The years I suffered have really made me say that I would never ever let another child go through what I did. I do not understand how people who have been abused can do it to someone else; that is just an excuse. If you didn't like it why do it to someone else.

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