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We understand that some of these stories may be difficult to read. We encourage readers to call a hotline or chat with a hotline online, if needed. We also encourage readers to develop a self-care plan. Specific hotline information is listed below. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255 or you can reach them online.

Sexual Violence

National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673 | Online Chat

“I don’t talk about it much.” | Tristan* | My Path Back to Myself | Once Was Already Too Many Times | Read My Badge | Not Alone | Stronger Than You Think | It Doesn’t Matter | Survivor | What does a pinky promise mean in terms of consent? | I Was Only 15 | This Is Not For You | The 17th (Song)

Intimate Partner Violence

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 | Online Chat

Once Was Already Too Many Times | Read My Badge | Relationships do not equate to consent

Child Abuse

Child Help Hotline: 1-800-422-4453 | Online Chat

The Snapshot | I Was Only 15 | Survivor | Not Alone

Physical Violence

It’s Over Now

Verbal Abuse

What A Trauma Bond Can Make You Do


You Tried & Survived | Loving You | Online Abuse