Male survivors experience dissociation, flashbacks, anxiety, and depression, but the stigma makes it difficult to ask for help.
childhood sexual abuse
The Hero: An ancient archetype older than civilization itself. Does it reside within each of us?—The demon that you can swallow gives you its power, and the greater life’s pain, the greater life’s reply. ― Joseph Campbell, The Power of MythWe all have a story. It defines us, put us in relation to everything.As a child, my story…
The 1in6 Online Peer Support Group is open, free and has become a vital bridge between male sexual abuse victims and professionals who want to help to finally heal them.
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Brave stories from three men who were assaulted and abused, physically, verbally, and sexually. This will change what you think about sexual assault and abuse.
Three male senators disclose their experiences of childhood sexual abuse.
On the progress we’ve made serving male survivors and debunking the myths of childhood sexual abuse.
To all the service providers and volunteers in the movement to end childhood sexual abuse and improve resources for the 19 million (and more) men dealing with it’s effects: keep teaching, keep talking, those closest to you are listening.
1 in 6 men in the United States has had an unwanted or abusive sexual experience in childhood.
The ‘truth’ of any tale can be found in how we react to the story.
Play grapples with difficult subject affecting many men.
What if we have been normalizing male rape victims’ symptoms for centuries?
David Pittman reviews some of the therapeutic options for recovery from sexual abuse—from the traditional to the experimental.
David Pittman outlines stunning new science that indicates childhood trauma can actually alter your DNA.