Dear Youth Ambassador,

I’m dealing with a situation in my life where I’m just now getting over being sexually abused. This happened to me when I was 10 years old. I thought I would never get over it, but now I go to therapy, and it is really helping me. I’ve been going to my therapist for about three months. I must say, I really needed it after all these years. Even though it helps, I’m still not over it, and I think about it everyday. What more is there to do? Where do I seek more help? Can you please give me advice on what to do?

Seeking Help

Dear Seeking Help,

I don’t know you, but I’m so proud of you for going to therapy. To answer your question – I’m going to be as honest as I possibly can, because I’m still a teenager myself. What more is there to do? Well I would say keep living your life to the fullest. Make mistakes, learn from them, fill your brain with knowledge and most importantly forgive. Forgive the person who hurt you, not for them but for you. So you can be able to move on and love life.
Hope this helps, good luck!

Your Classmate