I am not sure if this is the right group for me but I am sure someone will point me in the right direction if it is not. I just found out recently my 25 year old son was molested by my neice, his cousin, when he was 5 and she was 12. I didn't know this was going on at the time but he has had a number of issues that he feels can be explained by the abuse. He is suffering from severe depression at this point in his life and he is going to counseling but refuses to take medication. The guilt I am feeling and the helplessness I feel is overwhelming. I want to be able to help him and he does talk to me but I do not know how to help him. I feel so guilty that I did not know this happened that I am sick to my stomach. I pray everyday for God to take away his pain but I am so afraid he will do something to himself even though he says he will not. I hate to see him so unhappy and unable to enjoy any part of his life anymore. He lives 1 1/2 hours away from me so it is really hard on me and on him because he does not have many friends in his new city. I hope someday he can put it behind him as he is a bright, intelligent and interesting young man who I receive compliments on all the time. If people only knew the torment he is living with, they would be shocked because up until recently, he has been a good student, success person and a wonderful son. He still is a wonderful son but I hope this does not destroy him.
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