djp59 wrote:You are such strong people for telling your story. Do you feel like the "shame", was something you still deal with, does telling your story help that? Do you find there are still times you feel like the children you were back then?
For Mike and Ron, do either of you have children?
Thank You djp59:
I think shame is what kept me quiet about this in later life.
In fact I still feel embarressed about it. I don't think that will ever go away.
Once I left tcsh, it was never brought up again with my family or anyone. Life went on.
None of my family or relatives knew and still don't know what went on during that time.
Until 2004, I hadn't seen most of my brothers and sisters for over 30 years. I was in Ca, they were in Mi. and Oh.
Within the last 30 days, I've posted a video and a link to this forum on my facebook page for some brothers,sisters and cousins, who are on there, to read.(if interested)(?).
I still don't think I could talk face to face with anyone about traverse city state hospital, unless maybe the other person approached me about it.
I still have that "shut out" feeling about it.
I don't have any kid's. I had (like) a common law marrage for 21 years in Ca. Her family and her 2 kids(Kris and Carri) were like a family to me. They can be found on my facebook page.
I don't know about Ron, but if it wasn't for the internet, my time in tcsh would still be locked in silence.
Not just the internet, it took everyone here posting with intrest and concern and I Thank You all very much for this.