This week marks the one-year anniversary of the Surviving Therapist Abuse site! I started this blog last year because I needed to speak out and tell my story, and because I wanted to help increase awareness about this often overlooked form of exploitation and abuse and provide resources for those in need.
When I launched the blog I had no idea whether anyone would actually show up and read it. I let go of all my expectations about what might happen and chose to simply dive in. I was extraordinarily gratified when people from around the world began finding their way to the site. And I felt both proud and relieved that almost every comment I received on the blog were from people who appreciated it and were happy to have discovered the site.
For many months after launching the blog I had no problem finding topics to write about. I described much of my own experience with therapist abuse, offered my perspective on a variety of abuse-related issues, and posted a few topical news items. Then I began to run out of steam. I’d written about so many different aspects of my story and I just wasn’t sure where to go next. Since a large part of my purpose in creating the site was to provide resources, I decided to simply let the site stand and do its thing.
But the truth is I miss writing. And I’d like to be giving my readers something to chew on every so often.
So I’d like to put it to those of you who read the blog: Where to now? What would you like to see here? Are there topics you’d particularly like to see covered? Questions you’d like to have answered?
I have a couple of ideas, but I’d really love to hear yours. Post a comment or send me an email via the contact form. Speak your mind.
And to all of you who’ve landed on my pages, Thank You! You have helped make this site a success and I am eternally grateful!
I’ve just published a new post called Discussion: How Can We Address the Problem of Professional Abuse & Misconduct? I’d love to get a discussion going, so please come, speak your mind and offer your ideas.