In the media, there have been multiple stories where people that are held in ‘high regard’ have committed unthinkable acts. One may all recall the Catholic Priest scandal which from 2001 to 2010 the Holy See, the central governing body of the Catholic Church, considered sex abuse allegations concerning about 3,000 priests dating back up to fifty years. Most of the victims were between the ages of 11 – 14 with a few as young as 3 at the alleged time of the incident. Most of these victims kept quiet and dealt with the assault on the individual level afraid to speak out against authority figures. Can you imagine dealing with this exploitation knowing as a teen it may happen again!

There has been countless celebrities and athletes that have been accused of sexual assaults and/or domestic abuse. The latest being accusations from more than 50 women is that Bill Cosby (the famous comedian and actor) sexually assaulted them and used drugs to facilitate the act. “I wonder how he sleeps at night.” That’s what Barbara Bowman stated about Cosby during an interview with the Huffington Post.  A fire-storm of controversy surrounds the comedian with allegations dating as far back as 1969. However, many other celebrities including household’s names have likewise been the center of sexual assault and rape charges.

Sexual assaults and other related crimes often go unpunished because the victims are, for whatever reason, reluctant to come forward when the attacker is held in a high status among peers.

The tragedy is deepened that the victim may feel ashamed and may even suffer depression and other illnesses for not being able to share the experience and being able to properly cope with the incident. To keep an assault of a violent and sexually demeaning nature to one’s self must be a terrible thing to go through. The unbelievable reality is people keep these incidents a secret often for years if not decades.

Being able to heal is essential. Having a support team that can listen and have empathy with the situation can be just what the doctor order to start on the pathway for personal recovery. The court system can deal with the legal aspects of the accusations but professional therapy is needed. This helps one understand and start the rebuilding process back to their personal lives

Absolute Wellness Center is a place of healing dedicated to creating “A New U” for 2016. If you or a friend is dealing with issues that often seem unbearable; we can help. Give us a call to learn more about our individual and group programs today! Remember bad things may happen in one’s life but do not let someone’s criminal behavior define of constrain you from happiness in your life.