Sunday, November 28, 2010

Help line

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2010/1122/1224283834002.html
A round-up of today's other stories in brief

Helpline opens for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people

The State’s first national helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people will go live today. The helpline – 1890 929 539 – was set up when eight local helplines pooled their resources to run one national line. Those helplines received more than 2,000 calls last year, most calls people aged 25-45.

A recent Supporting LGBT Lives study found that 80 per cent of about 300,000 had been verbally abused.

The new helpline will operate initially between 7pm-9pm from Monday to Friday.

Increase in calls for sexual abuse help

Calls for help in dealing with sexual abuse have increased six-fold in a year, according to the charity One In Four. The counselling and advocacy organisation says that since the publication of the Murphy report in November last year, more than 1,140 people have contacted it.

This is a 267 per cent increase in calls, it says.

“As a result, One In Four has introduced a new support service for families where one or more members has experienced sexual violence.” It is hoping to raise funds at an art exhibition and fair on Thursday at the Department of Justice on Stephen’s Green, Dublin.

One in Four director Maeve Lewis said: “Hundreds of sexual abuse victims have reached out to us for help since the publication of the Dublin archdiocese report into . . . abuse by the Catholic Church leadership in Dublin.”

C of I Bishop of Tuam to step down

The Church of Ireland Bishop of Tuam, Killala and Achonry, Dr Richard Henderson, is to step down at the end of January to take up a new role in England, writes Patsy McGarry .

From March 5th he will be honorary assistant bishop in the diocese of Carlisle and team vicar in the Heart of Eden team ministry there. He will be based at Appleby-in- Westmoreland, Cumbria.

© 2010 The Irish Times

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

InOHELLO,HERE IS MY STORY AS OF RT NOW I FEEL SO ALONE,I FELL IN LOVE WITH MY HUSBAND AND HIS DAUGHTER WITH HIS EX, SHE CAME TO LIVE WITH US 9. YEARS AGO MY HUSBAND WORKS 55 HOURS A WEEK SO IM THE STAY @ HOME MOM I HAVE TWO OTHER CHILD BY MY HUSBAND OF TEN YEARS... .WE EXCEPED HIS PREVOUOIS DAUGHTER WITH OPEN ARMS WHEN HER BIRTH MOM DROPPED HER OFF ON OUR DOORSTEP. AND NEVER LOOKED BACK U C SHE HAS A DRINKING PROBLEM AND WHATEVER ELSE,I COULD NEVER BE ABLE TO SLEEP AT NITE IF I DID NOT HAVE MY CHILDREN BUT WHATEVER..... WE OPEN R HOME AND I OPENED MY HEART AND TREATED HER LIKE ALL OF MY OTHER CHILDREN I FEEL AS IF BEING A MOM IS THE BEST THING IN THE WORLD AND IS WHAT I AM THE BEST AT,DONT WANT TO TOOT MY OWN HORN BUT AM FOR REAL
NOW HERE COMES THE BAD PART OF THIS STORY MY STEPDAUGHTER HAS A MOM WHO GETS TO C HERE ONE DAY A WEEK,AND EVERY WEEK THERE IS DRAMA, SHE HAS CALLED CYS ON MY HUSBAND THAT WAS UNFOUNDED THEN TURNED ON ME AND THAT WAS UNFOUNDED THIS HAS HAPPENED ATLEAST 7 TIMES IN PAST 8 YEARS GETTING SO OLD.AND WHO IS THE BIGGEST VICTUM IS MY STEPDAUGHER WHO LOVES US BUT ALSO LOVES HER REAL MOM AND WHEN MOM TELLS HER THESE TERRIBLE LIES TO MK UP SHE GOES ALONG WITH HER CAUSE MOM WILL TELL HER IF SHE LOVED HER SHE WULD SAY IT AND MY STEPDAUGHTER NOS ITS WRONG BUT FOR SOME STRANGE REASON HER REAL MOM CAN DO NO WRONG IN HER EYES EVEN NO WE GIVE HER EVERY THING SHE NEEDS AND WANTS IN LIFE....I DONT UNDERSTAND IT AND AS ANGRY AS I GET I JUST TELL MYSELF SHE IS A CONFUSSED CHILD


BUT FOR REAL IM ON MY LAST NERVE..AND AM ASKING THE GOOD LORD FOR GUIDENCE,DONT NO HOW MUCH MORE I CAN TAKE IM DYEING INSIDE.

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AND JUST FOUND OUT SHE IS MAKING MORE CYS THREATS CAUSE WE HAD ASKED HER MOM TO BUY uHER A SCHOOL BAG WE PURCHESSED EVERYRHING. ELSE SHE PAYS FOR NOTHING NOT EVEN CHILD SUPPORT CAUSE SHE IS ON WELFARE
...I REALLY AM DISAPOINTED