For Adult Survivors of Abuse
1/3 of Canadians report experiencing any type of child abuse including physical, sexual, and witnessing domestic violence.
Studies indicate that 10% of children report the abuse while it is happening, but many victims wait until they are adults to disclose abuse.
Child abuse can impact an individual’s development in a number of ways and more than a third of Canadians who have experienced abuse also deal with mental health disorders. Some types of mental health issues related to child abuse include:
- Suicide/suicide ideation
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Panic attacks
- Eating Disorders
If you have experienced abuse as a child and want help, help is available.
In Calgary, contact
Calgary Distress Centre
Crisis Line - 403-266-4357
Canadian Centre for Male Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
Kerby Elder Abuse Line
24 hour crisis line – 403-705-3250
Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse (CCASA)
24 hour crisis line – 403-237-5888 or toll-free 1-877-5888