The Long Term Effects of Child Abuse

People don’t often think of the long term effects a victim of child abuse suffer from as they enter adulthood. Child abuse is not something you outgrow, something that will just fade away. Especially when some abuse goes on for years and went unknown. So many children live in abuse that is unreported for many reasons. Even with reported cases a victim lives with the mental effects that was caused by the abuse.
Quite often a victim of abuse enter their adult years with mental illness.
Some mental illnesses being more severe than others. Depression, anxiety, suicide, self hate, low self esteem, ptsd, dissociative disorder, and more. Often the mental illnesses lead to more serious effects like anger, rage or drug addiction.
Often society has judged mental illness and drug addiction, not knowing how ones past was. These judgements only case the mental…

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About Dale Ingraham @ Speaking Truth In Love Ministries

We started Speaking truth in love Ministries to address the issue of sexual abuse within the faith community. My wife, Faith, is a survivor of many years of abuse by her father who was a pastor at the time. We go into churches, colleges and conferences to speak about this issue.
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