We know that’s easier said than done. Just as survivors of child sexual abuse need support to move through their healing process, we know you need support to move through your process as well.
Inappropriate sexual urges, thoughts, or behaviors relating to children indicates a serious health problem that requires medical attention. In very few cases will the health problem improve without professional help. For those who have not acted on these urges, please get help immediately before you hurt a child and irreversibly change the course of your life and theirs. For those who have already crossed the line and abused a child, we realize the decision to seek help may be a life changing moment that could result in legal action against you, depending on your age and past victimization of children, but we also realize that for many of you, the guilt and loss of self respect associated with sexually abusing children, often the ones you love the most, may simply be unbearable. It may be hard to believe right now, but the sooner you confront this health problem and ask for help, the smaller the impact it will have on your life.
If you’re just not ready to make that decision but need someone to talk to, please call this confidential helpline: 1-888-PREVENT. No caller ID is used on this line.
Each and every time you abuse a child, you make a personal choice, a personal choice that you will eventually be held accountable for legally and spiritually, a personal choice that will haunt your victims each and every day for the rest of their lives. So, although you are part of the problem, we beg you to be part of the solution as well and we ask that you do what’s right. Make a personal choice to seek help instead of abusing another victim.
Sections on this page have been adapted from: Taalk.Org