“My Name is Busisiwe Mhlongo and I am 24 years old… born in 1994/09/18 ♥️… in 2004 I was staying at my Uncle’s house in Harding,KZN..His First born son (we call him Sphamo) who was 17/18 years at that time would call me to his room and rape me (I was 10 years old).
This started when I was in grade 4 until I was in grade 6, around June because that’s when I had my periods for the first time, but he did Rape me Vaginally and anally. He did a lot of things that I wouldn’t like to re-iterate here.
I stayed with someone who sexually abused me and I didn’t tell anyone because he said he was going to kill me with Ratex. I kept that secret until this year cause I was struggling mentally and emotionally.
Back in February, I attempted to commit suicide, overdosed pills.
In April, I overdosed pills again. In June, I starved myself hoping to die. In August, I overdosed pills again. In September, I attempted to jump out my residence but the security saw me and I couldn’t cause he said “Jump, I will catch you.”
In October, I started cutting myself from my hand to my elbow and if I feel like the razor isn’t sharp enough I would get another one. I did it until it was beyond my control and I was admitted and of course Psychiatry Ward was my ward, stayed there for weeks and was diagnosed with depression and PSTD.
Generally if you know me- I am a Happy person and I love everything about everyone. To be diagnosed with depression was heavy for me and the medication is just too much.
My mom and other family members are aware of this now that I have done drastic things.
I have never gotten a call from my cousin to say he is sorry. What he did to me was damaging physically, emotionally and sexually.
He robbed me of my childhood and virginity, I will never be able to know what it’s like to be a child because of the things he did to me, he used a baby oil so that his penis would go in. He would put baby oil inside me so I can be “wet for him”. He did it for 3 years and he was never satisfied.
I have been struggling to even wake up in the morning and eat, let alone to trust a man, I am struggling to believe that I will be fine.”
One of the major solutions to Busisiwe’s mental health issue is Therapy. Thank God she is receiving that form of treatment already.
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