Sexual Abuse

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Grateful for Fifty Shades of Grey

Did You Say Grateful for Fifty Shades of Grey? Guest Blog is written by: Melody Bergman, blogger for National Center on Sexual Exploitation (the leading national organization addressing the public health crisis of pornography and exposing the links between all forms of sexual exploitation). It’s midnight on New Year’s Eve, and my hubby and I have just…

Patrick’s Story: I tried to kill myself

Patrick’s Story All my life no one, my age, ever really liked me.  I was that kid that smelled even thought most of the time I didn’t.  Anyway, when I was 14, men started emailing me asking to be my friend; something I never really had.  I hesitated at first, then I met one of them….

4 Ways to Keep Your Friends Safe

April is National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (#SAAPM). That’s why this month, RAINN, a partner of TheHopeLine, is highlighting the important role that friends play in keeping each other safe. It’s about stepping up and showing you “C.A.R.E.” You have the ability to make a difference by intervening in a way that fits the…

(Video) Sexual Abuse: Talleha’s Story

Talleha had been sexually abused and as a result, was depressed and ready to kill herself…then she found TheHopeLine with Dawson McAllister. Here is Talleha’s story: 1 in 4 girls are sexually abused by the age of 18 1 in 6 boys are sexually abused by the age of 18 90% of child sexual abuse victims know the perpetrator…