In the second of a new series of feature interviews in the County Times, Theo Cronin speaks to a woman determined to speak out after years of silence.
Containing harrowing content, Tracey Grabowski tells of repeated incidences of rape and of the trauma that developed when she was too afraid to reveal her secret.
She hopes by telling her distressing story, others will draw strength, and find the confidence to speak out and seek help too.
Watch the video to hear Tracey’s message. Read the West Sussex County Times (21/2/13) for the full story.
Please be advised some readers may find the content distressing.
Do you have a story to tell? Who should be the next subject of The Interview?
Contact news editor Theo Cronin or call him on 01403 751 233.
If you have been affected by any of the issues raised, help can be sought from the following organisations:
Sussex Police - report abuse - call 101, or 999 in an emergency | www.sussex.police.uk
NSPCC - children’s charity dedicated to ending child abuse and cruelty - call Childline 0800 1111 | www.nspcc.org.uk
Rape Crisis - find a rape crisis centre near you - call 0808 802 9999 | www.rapecrisis.org.uk
Samaritans - confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair - call 08457 90 90 90 | www.samaritans.org.uk
Rethink Mental Illness - support and advice for people living with mental illness - call 0300 5000 927 | www.rethink.org