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  1. Community Life Threads / Posts  Last Post

    1. Please read, might save all of us frustration and answer your basic questions about the Fort. Everyone can view this folder, including guests.

    2. Announcements

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      Important announcements from moderators regarding site usage.

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    3. We offer seven rooms separated by topic, and three hosted weekly chats. Here you can find info on how to navigate them all.
      Available Rooms | Weekly Chats | Tech Support

    4. Our Fort

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      Ideas, suggestions, concerns. Anything you want to know about Fort, or anything you want to add to it. Our history, news, parties, etc. Dedicated to Joey.

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    5. Light conversations between members on topics not related to abuse. Recipes, knitting patterns, funny joke you heard, picture of your new pair of shoes - share it with us! Posts made here do not add to your post count, but are a great way to socialize!

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      1. Jane

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    6. Newbie Intros

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      Welcome! Feel free to post a hey so that we know you're here. Share as much or as little about yourself as you wish - we respect your boundaries. Got some icebreakers too :)

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      1. Jane

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    7. Guests Room

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      This folder is open to visitors - anyone can post a question or a comment here, and our members might respond. All posts are moderated, naturally, to prevent spam.

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  2. Tell Your Story: Threads / Posts  Last Post

    1. Child Abuse

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      Break the silence. As children, many of us were unable to speak about what was happening. Now we can. Topics on any type of abuse inflicted on a child belong here: emotional, physical, sexual, neglect.

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      1. Manya

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    2. Domestic Abuse

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      Let's work together to heal from this nightmare. Post your story, thoughts, facts you've discovered, questions for other people who went through this - anything at all related to the painful topic of domestic violence.

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      1. Manya

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    3. Rape & Sexual Assault

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      Reach out to other people who went through this horror. Let's share our struggles, our hopes, our healing efforts. For discussions of your sex life, please post in Sex & Sexuality folder instead.

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      1. Manya

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    4. Please talk of yourself, not your abuser. We care about you, not them. Fort is for healing from trauma, not for bashing people with NPD, BPD, Bipolar, or any other diagnosis.

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      1. Manya

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    5. RA 🔑

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      Religious, Spiritual, Ritual Abuse. Please use caution when reading, as folder may contain triggery content. When posting, please try to avoid extra graphic descriptions of what happened.

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      1. Manya

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      • Threads: 483
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    6. Though male survivors are welcome in each of our folders, this one is specifically for male survivor topics.

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      1. Manya

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    7. While we all post bits and pieces here and there, writing down the whole story at once can be a therapeutic/healing/liberating experience. Share your story with other members of this private group. Naturally, posts may contain strong content.

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      1. Manya

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  3. Express Your Feelings: Threads / Posts  Last Post

    1. Creative writings by abuse survivors. Highly graphic works belong in the social group "Inner Expressions".

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      1. Tasha1701D

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    2. Unsent Letters

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      Writing letters is a therapeutic exercise: it helps to sort through your thoughts and feelings. Feel free to share these letters, but please note that this is *NOT* a "rant" folder.

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      1. Tasha1701D

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    3. Rants

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      We all need to let off the steam once in a while and get hugs in return - abuse naturally causes a lot of raw feelings. May contain strong language, enter at your own risk :)

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      1. Tasha1701D

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    4. Journals 🔑

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      Just join the group, start a thread, and post away - journaling is therapeutic. If you wish to comment on someone's journal entry - please use a separate thread unless the person specifically asked otherwise.

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      1. Tasha1701D

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    5. Handling Feelings

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      Abuse certainly causes a lot of painful emotions that can be tough to manage at times. Post your questions, interesting articles you found, helpful tricks you discovered, or simply your struggles with these feelings.

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      1. Tasha1701D

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  4. Repair The Damage: Threads / Posts  Last Post

    1. Practical steps we take to take charge and feel good again. What works, what doesn't, how do we overcome obstacles in mastering activities of daily living, helpful meditation techniques, new years resolutions, 100 things to do before I die, - anything that helps you put your life back on track.

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      1. Manya

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    2. Past abuse can certainly impact our current relationships. We might struggle with trust, boundaries, communication, or any other aspect that makes a relationship healthy and pleasurable. Post your struggles, questions, discoveries, interesting articles you found, or anything else relevant to relationships in the folders below.

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      1. Manya

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    3. Spirituality Topics

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      Place to discuss your struggles, insights, thoughts, and feelings regarding faith. Please note though - ALL religions and beliefs are welcome here. Fort is a multicultural community, please respect all of our members.

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      1. Manya

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    4. Articles on various topics related to survival from abuse. Posted directly on our site. Everyone can view, including guests.

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      1. Manya
  5. Mental Health Issues: Threads / Posts  Last Post

    1. Therapy

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      Anything that has to do with Therapy, Counseling, PDocs. Struggles with transference, article on when to terminate, your opinion on EMDR, new meds you're on - let's discuss it here.

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      1. weepingwillow

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    2. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is very common among abuse survivors. Post about your struggles with any PTSD symptoms such as flashbacks, avoidance, hypervigilance, etc.

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      1. weepingwillow

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    3. DID

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      Place to discuss how we cope with dissociative issues, from internal communication to money management within the system. If it has to do with your Dissociative Identity Disorder - post it here.

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      1. weepingwillow

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      1. Cross Gender,
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    4. Self-Inflictions

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      Doing harmful things to one's body is not uncommon among abuse survivors. We hear your pain. Post your struggles, victories, insights, and questions here - but please refrain from extra graphic descriptions...

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      1. weepingwillow

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    5. Other Diagnoses

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      Discussions & articles on various psychiatric conditions. Please remain non-judgemental, even when discussing sociopaths, and please keep the discussions constructive. Post in Rants if you need to rant :)

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      1. weepingwillow

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    1. Let's talk about good things in life - share good news, post interesting youtubes for craft projects, cartoons, fun stories or games for kids. Talk of positive things that help you cope, bring smile to your face, and make your life better :)

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      1. Tasha1701D

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    2. Post about your struggles, confusions, questions, ponderings, hard topics you'd like to discuss with other kids on Fort. We all struggle sometimes, it's good to reach out for help :)

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      1. Tasha1701D

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    3. DID Youth Group 🔑

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      Place for kids under 13 who got keys to discuss anything they like, in private, including but not limited to their weekly chat. Only kids and moderators have access to this folder, no grownups here.

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      1. Tasha1701D

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    4. Things we discuss in weekly hosted Youth Chat for DID youth under 13. Updated weekly.

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      1. Tasha1701D
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04-05-2015 - three new pages: Cyberstalking: Why and How, Staying Safe On Abuse Support Sites, and Top Five Scams on Abuse Sites
03-27-2015 - If Physical Diseases Were Treated Like Mental Illness - classic cartoons by robot-hugs on some of the unhelpful things people say to those struggling with mental health issues.
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