Break from Blogging

Unfortunately I have to take a break from blogging.

My me/cfs ( myalgic encephalomyelitis /chronic fatigue syndrome ) has been affecting me for a while now so that I can rarely think at the required level to research and write.

Although I have published a few posts in the last few months, I have not authored one myself for about 6 months I think. The time I manage to work on child abuse is spent answering mail and peoples questions and trying to keep up with events.

This is obviously extremely frustrating for me, but I just wanted to let this be known to explain my blogging silence.

I will still tweet on twitter as that requires much less brain power!! @cathycathyfox

[Update 6 march, I have been locked out of my twitter account for unusual activity that is against twitter rules. I have to put a phone number in which is an old phone number and I don’t know whether the phone sim card can be found.

Interestingly I had started another account, never used and when I was copying friends from my old account to this one, they locked that one as well for unusual activity. That was also an old phone number attached to it, so it looks like another account gone. I may well have rest from twitter – the censorship is getting absurd.

These links give some ideas for other social media accounts

http://www.earnwithanish.com/sites-like-youtube-without-censorship/

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-10-23/new-social-media-alternatives-facebook-youtube-twitter-and-other-big-tech-platforms ]

Update 7 March Twitter say my account exhibited automated behaviour, against their rules. Of course there was no automated behaviour.

If anyone wishes to contact me about anything, please contact me on cathyfox@zoho.com and I will answer as best I can, but it may take some time. I have to work round my bad times and wait for the good times.

Obviously I want to continue blogging in the future, but I will see how it goes.  At the minute I often end up at staring at the screen wondering what I was meant to do next.

My heart goes out to all the victims of child sexual abuse, and over the last few years I have put my heart and soul into trying to help survivors by exposing what has been happening.

I hope I can continue to help in the future, and hope this is an au revoir rather than a goodbye.

As well as my usual help links below I have printed some more useful worldwide helplines and email addresses that are worth checking out.

Let justice be done though the heavens fall – Fiat justitia ruat cælum

Say Brave Things #SayBraveThings – Christopher Cronsell

The list below I found on a Comboni Missionaries blog post, and it includes useful helplines worldwide. It can be found on the link immediately below.

THE TRUE SCALE OF THE GLOBAL BETRAYAL OF INNOCENCE (By Brian Mark Hennessy) https://veronafathersmirfield.com/2016/11/19/the-true-scale-of-the-global-betrayal-of-innocence-by-brian-mark-hennessy/

WORLDWIDE LIST OF FIRST RESPONDER TELEPHONE NUMBERS FOR REPORTING SUSPICIONS OF INSTANCES OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE AND HELPLINES FOR THOSE SUFFERING THE EFFECTS OF CHILD ABUSE

United Kingdom

Reporting Abuse as a first Responder in the United Kingdom – always call the Police on the 999 emergency Police number or the 101 non-emergency Police number.

Alcoholics Anonymous (GB) : help@alcoholics-anonymous,org.uk or Tel 0800 9177 650

UK National Drugs Helpline: 0800 77 66 00

Drug Wise: Twitter @DrugWise UK, or Tel 077121 52 99 36, or harry@drugwisw.org.uk

Drug Rehabilitation: info@openmindsrehab.com or Tel 01978 312 120 (daytime) or 07736 248 851 (nights)

Narcotics Anonymous UK helpline: 0300 999 1212

Lifeline heloline: 0161 839 2054

NSPCC – Action for Children: Help@nspcc.org.uk

NSPCC – Adult Callers: 0808 800 5000, Childline 0800 1111

National Helpline: help@stopitnow.org.uk or Tel 0808 1000 900

NAPAC Supporting Recovery from Childhood Abuse: info@napac.org.uk

Survivors Trust : 0808 801 0818

National Suicide Prevention Samaritans UK & ROI  Hotline: +44 (0) 8457 90 90 90 (UK – local rate) Hotline: +44 (0) 8457 90 91 92 (UK minicom) Hotline: 1850 60 90 90 (ROI – local rate) Hotline: 1850 60 90 91 (ROI minicom) Website: samaritans.org E-mail Helpline: jo@samaritans.org Survivors UK, Unit 1, Queen Anne Terrace, Sovereign Court, The Highway, London E1W 3HH: info@survivorsuk.org

Rape Crisis England and Wales: rcewinfo@rapecrisis.org.uk

Mind – the Mental Health Charity for those who have suffered Sexual Abuse:

Adult Helpline 0844 847 7879, Parent and child helpline 1800 155 1800

Bishops’ Conference of Scotland Catholic Safeguarding Organisation: tcampbell@scottishcatholicsafeguarding.org.uk

National Office for Safeguarding children in the Catholic Church in Ireland, St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Co. Kildare: ann.doyle@safeguarding.ie and teresa.devlin@safeguarding.ie

Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland: sbnisupport@hscni.net

Tusla – Child and Family Agency, Brunel Building, Heuston South Quarter, Dublin, Republic of Ireland: info@tusla.ie

The Church’s Child Protection Advisory Service: info@ccpas.co.uk

Terence McKiernan, Bishop Accountability Organisation: terry@bishop-accountability.org and ann@bishop-accountability.org

United Kingdom Childrens’ HelplinesThere-4-Me Childline UK – 0800 1111 Muslim Youth Helpline – 0808 808 2008 Childline Scotland – 0800 44 1111 NSPCC: English – 0808 800 5000 Welsh – 0808 100 2524 Bengali – 0800 096 7714 Gujurati – 0800 096 7715 Hindi – 0800 096 7716 Punjabi – 0800 096 7717 Urdu – 0800 096 7718  Breathing Space – 0800 838587 Connexions – 080 800 13 2 19 Birmingham Space – 0800 072 5070  Samaritans – 08457 90 90 90 Runaway Helpline – 0808 800 70 70 Careline – 0181 514 1177 Youth 2 Youth – 020 8896 3675 Girls Space – 0800 072 5070 Get Connected – 0800 808 4994 Support Line – 020 8554 9004 Muslim Youth Helpline – 0808 808 2008

United States of America

Survivors of sexual abuse living in the United States of America and Canada are advised, (without any liability of this site), to consider making contact with the following help organisations and professionals who are able to assist…..

Alcoholism: Alcoholics Anonymous meetings exist throughout the world and the doors are always open to newcomers. Start here to find a meeting in your area: www.aa.org/pages/en_US/find-local-aa. Once you get comfortable, look for a sponsor who honors your trauma background. If you are the loved one of an alcoholic, start here to find local Al-Anon or Alateen meetings: al-anon.org/find-a-meeting.

Other substance abuse: Narcotics Anonymous meetings also are held in many places. Start here to find a meeting: www.na.org/meetingsearch.

Childhelp: A resource about child abuse and neglect for kids, parents and teachers is at www.childhelp.org.

International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation: a resource for professionals and the public. Its website includes a “find a therapist” link here: www.isst-d.org/default.asp?contentID=18.

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies: Though primarily a resource for professionals, it does offer a “Find a Clinician” link at www.istss.org/find-a-clinician.aspx.

MaleSurvivor.org: This is, in my opinion, the best resource available for male sexual abuse survivors. It is directed by clinicians, survivors, academics, researchers and advocates who serve for limited terms. MaleSurvivor.org offers recovery weekends, a great reading list, resources for finding a therapist, safe chat rooms for survivors, and more.

Mental Health America: an advocacy and support agency with local affiliates all over the country (www.mentalhealthamerica.net). It offers a wealth of information about mental health issues and can help you find local affiliates and other mental health resources. They also have online mental health screenings that help individuals and loved ones get a sense of what mental health issue they may be confronting.

National Center on Elder Abuse: As more people are living longer, elder abuse is becoming a greater national problem. This group (www.ncea.aoa.gov) has online resources about elder abuse. Their elder care locator will help you find the local agency to whom to report elder abuse: eldercare.gov/Eldercare.NET/Public/Index.aspx or 800-677-1116.

National Domestic Violence Hotline: Resources for survivors and individuals in current domestic violence situations, including abusers: 800-799-SAFE, or www.thehotline.org.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: A 24/7 resource for anyone thinking about suicide and for friends and relatives concerned about a loved one: 800-273-TALK, or www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org.

RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network): RAINN is a good resource for those who have been sexually assaulted as adults or as young people: rainn.org/get-information.

Sidran Traumatic Stress Institute: Sidran’s website offers a host of information for survivors and for loved ones (www.sidran.org/resources/for-survivors-and-loved-ones), an extensive reading list (www.sidran.org/resources/essential-readings-in-trauma) and links to many other resources (www.sidran.org/resources/links).

Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests: SNAP (www.snapnetwork.org) is an effective social justice advocacy organization that works to prevent child sexual abuse, especially by clergy.

SNAP Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, PO Box 6416, Chicago, IL 60680-6416: davidgclohessy@gmail.com

SNAP USA: snap.dorris@gmail.com and bdorris@SNAPnetwork.org

Terence McKiernan, Bishop Accountability Organisation: terry@bishop-accountability.org and ann@bishop-accountability.org

Voice of the Faithful, Boston USA: office@votf.org

United States of America Childrens’ Helplines: National Runaway Switchboard– 1-800-621-4000, Childhelp USA – 1800 422 4453, Covenant House – 1800 999 9999

List of International Helplines to assist our Worldwide Readers in Reporting Child Abuse

Europe

Albania Child Helpline- +355 4 2308 20

CISMAI Italian Network of Agencies against Child Abuse: segreteria@cismai.org

Save the Children Italy: info@savethechildrenitaly and info@crin.org

Save the Children –Brussels, Geneva & Addis Ababa advocacy offices: info@savethechildren.be, geneva.info@savethechildren.org and fwandabwa@savechildren.org

CBM Christian Child Protection: contact@cbm.org and press-international@cbm.org

GESPCAN German Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect: library@nationalcac.org

ISPCAN The International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect: ispcan@ispcan.org

Austria Telefonhilfe fur Kinder und Jugendliche – 147

Belgium Kinder- en Jongerentelefoon Vlaanderen VZW – 0800 15 111 ChildFocus – 110, Ecoute Enfants – 103 Bosnia and Herzegovina  Udruzenje roditelja tesko bolesne djece u BiH CLL line – 00387 65 341 298  

BulgariaNational Hotline for Children  – +359 2 981 93 00 

Croatia Hrabri telefon (Brave Phone)– 0800 0800

Cyprus Hotline for missing children – 116 000

Czech Republic The Safety Line – 800 155 555

Denmark BørneTelefonen (Children phone)– 35 55 55 55

Estonia Patient groups – 126., AIDS helpline – 645 5555, NGO Lifeline – CONFIDENCE WHEN LIFE TÜDINUILE – 655 8088 or 1707, “Psychology Crisis intervention” NGO Lifeline (Prof. Psychologists) – 631 4300, YOUNG LINE CHAT – 646 1111, Tallinn Family Centre -6556 088 Finland, Child and Youth Phone – 0800 120400

France, Allo Enfance Maltraitee  – 119

Germany, Kinder- und Jugendtelefon Nummer ggen Kummer e.V.– 0800 111 0333 Greece,Hamogelo – 1056

Hungary, Kek Vonal – 06 80 505 000

Iceland, RedCross– 1717

Ireland, Child Line – 1800 666 666 Italy,SOS il Telefono Azzurro-19696

Latvia, Child Helpline – 800 9000 or 116111

Lithuania, Childline – 8 800 11111

Luxembourg, 12345 Kanner- Jugendtelefon – 12345

Macedonia, SOS Helpline for Children and Youth – +389 2246 6588

Malta, Supportline – 179 

Netherlands, Landelijk Overleg Kindertelefoon – 0800 0432

Norway, Røde Kors telefonen for barn og ungdom (Red Cross Helpline) – 0800 33 321

Poland, Helpline.org.pl – 800 100 100

Portugal, SOS Criança– 27 793 16 17 / 800 20 26 51

Spain, Fundación ANAR – 900 20 20 10 Sweden, BRIS – 0200 230 230 Switzerland,147 Telephonhilfe fur Kinder und Jugendliche – 147

Serbia, NAcionalna DEcija Linija- NADEL Srbija – 0800123456

Slovakia Linka detskej istoty: 1116 111, www.ldi.sk (child helpline) Hľadané deti: 116 000 (missing and sexually abused children)

Slovenia, Tom National Telephone Network – 080 1234 Turkey, ALO – 183 Ukraine, The Odessa Samaritans Peer Line – 482 221 744

Asian Continent

Armenia Child Protection Hotline – +3741240150 or 240160

Azerbaijan ETIMAD Sumgayit – 23131

Belarus Smorgon Information Centre on children rights education/SICCRE  – +375 1592 33 129

National helpline for domestic violence victims – 8-801-100-8-801

Brunei Helpline Kebajikan – 141  or+673 238 0664;+673 238 0667;+673 238 0668 

Hong Kong, Against Child Abuse Hotline – +852-27551122

Iran, The Helping voice – +98-21-850 1414 or +98-21-850 1415

Kazakhstan, Child Helpline – 150

Korea, South, Hot Line 1391 / Rescue Line for Children – 1577 or 1391, Youth Hotline – 1388 

Mongolia, Friends 1979 – 1979

Nepal, Child Workers in Nepal– 427 1000 Pakistan, Madadgaar Children and Women Help Line – 111 911 922

Russia, Hotline for Children, Teenagers and Parents (Magadan) – +7 41322 20878, Moscow Childline – +7 095 735 8484, Teenage social-psychological support (Tomsk) – +7 83822 244442

SE Asia & Asia Pacific Region

National Association for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect Australia: contact@napcan.org.au., SNAP Australia: snapspaner@gmail.com, Australia Kids Help Line  +61 7 1800 55 1800

New Zealand Safeguarding Organisation: admin@safeguardingchildren.org.nz

New Zealand, The Kids Help Foundation Trust – 0800 942 8787, Youthline Charitable Trust – 0800 376 633, Kidsline – 0800 543 754 India, Childline India Foundation -1098

Indonesia, TESA – 129 

Japan Childline Support Center Japan (NPO) – 0120-99-7777

Philippines, Bantay Bata 163 – 163

Philippines Save the Children: Address: Supporter Care team Midland Building, 1040 EDSA, Magallanes Village, Makati City 1232 Call us: Please call (02) 851-3702 or (02) 853-2142, Fax us: Send us a fax on (02) 853-0215

For volunteer and internship:Volunteer.PH@savethechildren.org

Singapore, Tinkle Friend – 1800 2744 788

T’ai-wan, 113 woman and children protection helpline– 113

Thailand, Saidek – 1387

Vietnam, Childline – 1800 1567

Near East and Africa

SASPCAN South African Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect: admin@childlinesa.org.za

ANPPCAN African Network for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (Uganda & Ethiopia) regional@anppcan.org

Enfants Solidaires d’Afrique et du Monde: info@esamsolidarity.org

Botswana, Childline Botswana- 0800 3900 900

Egypt Hotline for Children – 16000

Gambia 199 Helpline – 199

Israel, L.O./Combat violence against women – 09952 8927 Jordan, 110 for Families and Children – 110

Kenya, Chidline- 116

Namibia, Lifeline/Childline Namibia – 926461226894

Nigeria, Human Development Initiatives – 0806 353 1872

Palestine, Sawa Child Protection Helpline – 121 

South Africa, Childline South Africa – 08000 55555 Senegal, Centre GINDDI – 800 88 88

Uganda, 0800 111 222

Zimbabwe, Childline – 961

Yemen, YMHA – 236622

Caribbean, Central and South America

Antigua & Barbuda Friends Hotline Antigua and Barbuda – 800 4357

Argentina 102 Childhelpline – 102

Brasil TECA – +55 21 2589 5656, 123Alô! – +55 21 2197-1500 

Chile Fono Infancia – 800 200 818

Colombia Telefono Amigo – 106

Costa Rica LÃnea Cuenta Conmigo- +506 800 2244-911 Dominican Republic Linea Telefonica para Auxilio – 538-6151

Jamaica, Friends Hotline – +1-888-991-4505 or 977 5754 Mexico, Acercatel – 01800 110 10 10

Panama, Tu Linea – 147

Paraguay, FONO Ayuda – 559 200 or 147 Peru, Fundación ANAR – +51 0800 22210 Trinidad & Tobago, Childline – 800 4321 ot 131

Uruguay, Linea Azul Servicio Telefónico – 800 50 50

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11 Responses to Break from Blogging

  1. Bel Walsh says:

    Thank you so much for letting us know and also for the links. Look after yourself. Your body is telling you very clearly to take some time out. Listen to your body dear Cathy.

    Loadsa love Bel 💕

    On Sun, 3 Mar 2019 at 8:51 am, cathy fox blog on child abuse wrote:

    > cathy fox blog on Child Abuse posted: “Unfortunately I have to take a > break from blogging. My me/cfs ( myalgic encephalomyelitis /chronic fatigue > syndrome ) has been affecting me for a while now so that I can rarely think > at the required level to research and write. Although I have publi” >

  2. pippakin says:

    Yours is one of the very few blogs or even Twitter accts I trust to tell the truth. Do take all the time you need and return better and stronger only when you are ready.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Rest up Cathy Fox and come back fighting. From a victim of Neville Husband.

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  5. garymsmail says:

    Totally understand Cathy. I have co-written a book with a CSA survivor from Australia, it is 99% done and she has fallen into such a deep depression I’m not sure the other 1% will ever get done. Suggest you get completely away from it for at least several months. You have done more than your share. God bless. Gary

  6. Zara Ali says:

    Hey Cathy. I hope you feel better soon… best wishes. Take very good care of yourself.

  7. Darci Erickson says:

    Wishing you renewed health–as a former writer who is often silent now due to chronic pain, my heart goes out to you. Thank you for this post so full of great resources. You do so much for so many, thank you for all of your work. Praying for you, it is important to take care of YOU–because sometimes we give to others until there is nothing left of ourselves to give!

  8. Take care you will be missed You are a Legend

  9. danny says:

    You have done an amazing job well done. Everyone needs a break, the negativity is big with this stuff so you need to balance it with lots of positive stuff. Thank you for your work. Amazing!

    ________________________________

  10. enoel rink says:

    Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication to all the victims. I’m praying for you and your healing!

    On Sun, Mar 3, 2019 at 3:50 AM cathy fox blog on child abuse wrote:

    > cathy fox blog on Child Abuse posted: “Unfortunately I have to take a > break from blogging. My me/cfs ( myalgic encephalomyelitis /chronic fatigue > syndrome ) has been affecting me for a while now so that I can rarely think > at the required level to research and write. Although I have publi” >

  11. Want to take this chance to salute you for all your work; and your dedication and tenacity. Hope you feel better soon.

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