Hannah Anderson's trauma of being kidnapped, losing family members and other events the public has not yet been made aware, will most likely require therapy in the weeks, months and, perhaps, years to come.
Hannah has already fielded several questions about the horrific ordeal ... not from reporters ... but from users on a social media website called Ask.fm. The teen has also been posting on her Instagram account.
But it has come to light through many friends and family members that the suspected abductor James DiMaggio, 40, and Hannah, 16, knew one another quite well. However, her grandparents say that Hannah felt "creeped out" by him -- but she didn't say anything to her parents.
In one Ask.fm post, Hannah was asked "Why didn't you tell your parents he creeped you out?"
In part, she responded, "He was my dad's best friend. i didn't want to ruin anything between them."
Psychologist Wendy Walsh, Ph.D. told HLN this week, "It really troubles me, but this is how kids think, and this is why we have to encourage our kids to have open communication with us, even if it's somebody close. I've mentioned this before; statistics show that one-third of American girls are abused, either sexually, emotionally or physically, and generally, that abuse comes at the hand of someone they love. So, telling on that person they love can disrupt all kinds of relationships in the circle. So, it's really important that we teach our kids that it's okay to talk about this."
Psychotherapist Tiffanie Davis Henry, Ph.D. continued, "It's not enough to just talk to our kids, but encourage them to talk to us, and that's where the breakdown generally comes -- letting them know that it's OK to talk to us, even if you think, 'I'm going to be mad,' even if you think that, 'This is my best friend', or your uncle or whomever. I don't care who it is; you tell me and I will deal with it. But kids are like this."
"... Or they feel responsible for what's happening," Dr. Drew added.
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