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Can I trust you?

After years of hiding from her problems, Kim finally pressed send on an email to her pastoral team.

Pastoral care Andrew Collins
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TRUST: two-year-old baby Melokuhle is thrown to safety by her mother (Naledi Manyoni) during a recent fire in Durban. Both mother and baby were fine

Early traumas, committed by those she looked up to, long buried and suppressed, were now reappearing, leading to panic, depressed feelings and tormenting thoughts. She had to share this with someone. But who could she talk to? Who would listen? Who would understand? Would she just be blamed? Who could she trust? Reaching out for help felt like a huge risk.