If you or someone you know has recently experienced sexual violence, please consider seeking immediate medical attention by going to your nearest emergency room. It is important to ensure physical, sexual, psychological, and emotional needs are attended to following violence or assault. If interested in pursuing legal action, the hospital can also assist in collecting evidence. Otherwise, you may call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 800-656-HOPE (4673), the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800.799.SAFE (7233), or the National Suicide Prevention and Crisis Lifeline at 988.
Responding to Sexual Violence
The Voiceless Documentary
“The Voiceless came into fruition following the “We Are Survivors” film produced by Vanessa McNeal and PLVTO Pros. That short featured the stories of eight survivors of sexual violence. Viewers were in disbelief when they saw that one of the subjects in the film was male. They were shocked because we live in a society that doesn’t acknowledge that sexual violence happens to men. That disbelief inspired the creation of a documentary solely about men. This film is the first step to changing the culture and conversation surrounding sexual violence and who it happens to.” –Vanessa McNeal, Director and Producer
National Sexual Assault Helpline
Learn information regarding the hotline’s services, confidentiality, and providers.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Learn about the National Domestic Violence Hotline and resources for survivors of domestic violence.
A website dedicated to helping victims of sexual violence become survivors through supporting, empowering, validating, and educating survivors and supporters.
Learn about sexual assault statistics for men, including common reactions, how to provide support, and what to do if you were sexually assaulted.
It’s On Us
It’s On Us is a nonprofit organization dedicated to college sexual assault prevention and survivor support.
1 in 6
1 in 6 men have been sexually abused or assaulted. This organization works to help men who have been sexually victimized live healthier lives.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy
Learn about EMDR, a psychotherapy treatment used to treat individuals who have experienced trauma, and find therapists in your area.
National Association on Mental Illness: PTSD
Learn about warning signs, causes, symptoms, and treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Crime Victim Assistance
Find local and national resources for victims of crime.
Orlando Recovery Center
Learn about sexual violence and its relation to substance use.
Shoreline Recovery Center
Learn about the relation between alcoholism and domestic abuse.
Learn about resources and treatment centers that can help you overcome substance abuse for you or a loved one.