About 1in6

The mission of 1in6 is to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood live healthier, happier lives. 1in6′s mission also includes serving family members, friends, and partners by providing information and support resources on the web and in the community.

We Were There


Understanding the path to Vulnerability

Making Things Whole for Cambodian Men: Combining All The Steps in Healing


Rick Goodwin attempts to heal men’s soul wounds: the bleeding of their hearts, the psychic suffering. He works to lay to rest ghosts that do not sleep, ghosts originating from unfathomable sources of pain.

Those Flashbacks: Another Step Toward Healing

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When our healing has taken place, we no longer need those painful reminders. This author shows us how.

When Healing Is Boring: Supporting Support for Men


Reconnection, testimony…boring? These are just some of the ways to describe men’s healing, and Rick Goodwin shows us how.

Difficult Conversations: Raising Awareness on Campus with 1BlueString


1 in 6 men have survived childhood sexual abuse. By reaching out to them in college, 1BlueString helps them start recovery early.

Finding Supportive Communities

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How to share experiences to enhance understanding.

I’m Lonely: Taking Risks, Finding Balance


Matt, a 51-year-old farmer and an online friend, sent me an email about his intense loneliness.

Are you Turning Cartwheels Looking for Happiness in Others?

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Motive makes all the difference.

Learning How to Talk About Your Assault


Identify what you want from others

Don’t Forgive!


When You’re Hurt, Feel It!

It Happens to Boys


Creating safe places to talk about childhood sexual abuse

Confronting Stigma and Stereotypes Around the World


Helping men heal

We Are Much More Than Our Experiences


Labels vs. Identity

Passion for Change


The power of teamwork.

Carrying the Weight


Learning to let go to find healing

The Military’s Breaking New Ground


Helping men heal from sexual trauma.