When I was 12 years old I was sexually abused by my dad. He was serving in a bishopric at the time. And he had earlier served as a bishop. After I was 18 and finally told someone the words from my stake president was to “forgive and forget”. My dad was not released from his calling and nothing happened to him.
So I buried it and didn’t talk about it again. In the past couple years it finally came to surface again. It’s been difficult to deal with and I thought the people around me would be better off without me here. I began cutting myself and then tried to end my life by taking pills. I’ve been seeing a counselor and things are better now. I have a current bishop who is a counselor and has been helpful in helping me heal. I still have a long ways to go though.