isurvive is all about the members. Our collective aim is to offer support to each other from our hearts and through our experiences.
After you have completed our automated registration process to become a member (visit the forum for the registration link), you will be contacted by one of our Admin Team who will guide you through the final steps. We make every effort to ensure that those joining are fully aware of our guidelines and to be on hand to help ease their way into our community.
We have 8 parent forums:
- General Discussion
- Addictions, Self-Harm and Unhealthy Coping Strategies (hidden to non-members)
- Breaking the Cycle
- Self-Care Center
- Family, Friends and Relationships
- Lighthearted and Off Topic
- Creative Corner and Art Gallery
In addition to select sub-forums which are open for reading, you will gain access to the following supplementary ones by becoming a member of isurvive:
- Our Stories
The stories of who we are and of our lives
- Survivors of Incest and Sexual Abuse
Discussion area specifically for childhood sexual abuse survivors
- Survivors of Ritualized Abuse
Discussion area for survivors whose child abuse was organized, repetitive, secretive, ritualized and/or torture based. Some topics include healing from the abuse caused by cults, religious or spiritual groups, torture-based systematic abuse, mind control, pornography rings, sex trafficking and child prostitution
- Survivors with Dissociative Disorders or PTSD
Discussion area for survivors who live daily with PTSD or a Dissociative Disorder. Opportunities to discuss how these conditions impact their lives as well as being a place to gain support, share experiences and offer ideas for managing the symptoms and difficulties that arise. Some topics of discussion include: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD), Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), Dissociative Amnesia (DA), Dissociative Disorder not otherwise specified (DDNOS), Depersonalization and Derealization Disorder
- Dissociative Youth Forum
- Safe discussion areas for dissociative younger parts to share, discuss and seek support as they heal, live and manage daily life
- Male Survivors of Child Abuse, Incest and Sexual Abuse
A discussion and support area for male survivors of all types of child abuse
- Contact with Past Abusers/Enablers
Discussion area for issues that arise when contact from abusers or enablers is made. It also is a place to write letters to abusers/enablers to help process feelings and thoughts
- Survivors Living/Having a Relationship With Their Abusers
Discussion area for those who choose to remain in contact or are still living with their abusers/enablers. This is an area where discussions can be held free from any pressures to change your circumstances
- Survivors with Addictions, Dependence or Compulsions
A forum for adult child abuse survivors dealing with unhealthy behaviour patterns, trapped in an addictive cycle or struggling to break free from compulsive coping methods. Difficulties and healing regarding self-harm, substance abuse, eating disorders, OCD, hoarding, gambling and other similar behaviours can be discussed here
A discussion area for processing intimacy and relationship difficulties and sharing healing experiences
- Parenting Trials and Tribulations
This is a place for all parents/carers to share difficulties and achievements which may arise while dealing with their own healing
We also have a chat room to which you can request access following a minimum of 2 weeks’ active participation on the forums.
Here you can seek support via real time connection through real time interactions.
Once inside the chat room you will see a list of the members currently online. To chat, users type a message into a text box. The message is almost immediately visible in the larger communal message area and other users respond.
Please know that, as a team, we are here to help and can be contacted at any time as follows:
The Board of Directors:
GoodTherapy recognized isurvive.org in the Top 10 Websites for Abuse Survivors, 2013