Sexual Abuse

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….

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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…

(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…

Tips to protect yourself from Sexual Assault

Sexual Assault: 15 Tips to Protect Yourself

Let me be real clear from the beginning of this post if you have been sexually assaulted, IT IS NOT YOUR FAULT.  PERIOD.  No matter what you did or did not do the choice was 100% the decision of the perpetrator.  They could have chosen to not violate you, but they did not make that…