Content Warning: rape abuse domestic violence sexual assault

If you have been sexually assaulted, you can:

  • Call your local or university Rape Crisis Center
  • Go to the hospital to have a rape kit done
  • Go to a doctor or an OB/GYN, who can provide you with information on STIs (including HIV) and pregnancy
  • Report the crime to the police or your university
  • Talk to a counselor
  • Confide in a trusted source

Remember that it is never too late to get help, whether that means going to a doctor or telling someone you trust about what you are going through. There are many people out there who believe you and want to support you. You are not alone in dealing with this and there are lots of resources out there to help.

View the full article on sexual assault on Know Your IX

If you are at risk of suicide, you can:

  • Reach out for help to a trusted friend or family member
  • Go to the emergency room, especially if you have a plan or have overdosed or injured yourself and your life is in danger (be aware that you may be put on a 24-hour or more psych hold)
  • Call a suicide hotline
  • Go to a local rape crisis center
  • Remember that you are not alone and that there is hope. Many people love and support you, including us. Please reach out for help, and stay here with us, so we can heal together.

More help for suicidal thoughts

If you are in an abusive relationship, you can:

  • Call 911 or public safety at your university if you are in immediate danger
  • Go to the hospital if you are hurt
  • Call a domestic violence hotline.
  • Create a safety plan
  • Build a support system by telling close friends or family members what is going on
  • Report your partner to the police or your university
  • Talk to a counselor

Remember that what is happening is not your fault—your partner is choosing to abuse you and you have every right to be safe in a relationship. Relationship violence is scary and often very isolating. However, you are not alone and there are lots of resources out there to help.

View the full article on relationship violence on Know Your IX

Resources:

RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network)

Military Rape Crisis Center

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Love is Respect

National Suicide Prevention Hotline

Pandora’s Project (Resources for survivors; has specific sections for LGBTQ survivors)

Trevor Project (LGBTQ Suicide Hotline)

  • Website:

http://www.thetrevorproject.org/lifelinechat Phone hotline: 1-866-488-7383

Editors Note: For UK resources look here. If you want to submit lists of resources for your state/country get in touch.

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