RESOURCES FOR SURVIVORS
You Are Not Alone
Crisis Text Line (Text HOME to 741741) - Every texter is connected with a Crisis Counselor, a real-life human being trained to provide support and calm through active listening and collaborative problem-solving.
National Suicide Prevention Hotline (1-800-273-8255) - The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention as well as crisis resources for you or your loved ones.
cutterlaw.com/sexual-assault-ride-sharing-guide/ - a comprehensive guide about sexual assault in ride sharing services with included info about how to stay safe and options in case it happens
PleaseStay.us - Here you’ll find a pledge asking you to promise to stay, suggestions for anchors to keep you here, evidence-based self-care tips, and mental health resources.
BeThereCertificate.org - This site gives us the skills and confidence to recognize when someone is struggling and learn how to properly support one another.
Find A Helpline - Get free, confidential support from a real human over phone, text, or webchat, around the world.
https://www.bicyclehealth.com/blog/opioid-use-disorder-suicide -an educational guide on suicide and OUD, high-risk populations, causes, prevention, what to do if a loved one is showing signs of being at risk of self-harm or suicide, and more.
https://www.rainn.org - the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. They have many resources and ways to get help and/or help others
https://www.nsvrc.org/survivors - the national sexual violence resource center
annuity.org/financial-literacy/financial-abuse/ - Financial abuse occurs in up to 98% of abusive relationships and is one of the top reasons that it is difficult for people to leave. Unfortunately, many people do not even recognize financial abuse as abuse.
https://definingwellness.com/resources/how-trauma-affects-the-brain/ - trauma is any experience that overwhelms the senses and creates psychological distress and fear. According to the National Center for PTSD, nearly every person will experience at least one traumatic event in their lifetime, and many people go on to develop Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Furthermore, it's deeply concerning that over half of women and almost 1 in 3 men have experienced sexual violence involving physical contact during their lifetimes. This guide shows how trauma affects the brain.