Pandora's Aquarium is an online support group, message board, and chat room for rape, sexual assault, and sexual abuse survivors, but it does not take the place of crisis hotlines or a long-term relationship with a licensed therapist. Moreover, it may take several hours before you have full access to the site. In the meantime, if you are in crisis or need someone to talk to now, here are some ways to get help. If you are in immediate need of assistance, please call 911. You deserve to get help.
Have you just been raped and are here looking for immediate help?
Click this link for help and suggestions: If you Have Been Raped or Assaulted
RAINN - 1-800-656-HOPE:
If you live in the US, calling this number will connect you to a rape crisis center near you. It is free and confidential. If you want to call a center directly, click here to see a list of rape crisis centers by zip code.
Rape Hotlines and Crisis Centers.
You can view the public Resources forum on Pandora's Aquarium that lists hotlines, crisis centers, and online resources in the US and internationally.
Self Injury - 1-800-DON'T-CUT (366-8288)
Suicide hotline - 1.800.SUICIDE (784.2433)
Many rape and sexual abuse victims are depressed and sometimes think about killing themselves. If you are feeling suicidal, read this first.
The Samaritans provide confidential 24 hour emotional support by email or phone (for UK and Ireland residences). The support is for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide (but you don't have to feel suicidal to call). They are there if "you're worried about something, feel upset or confused, or you just want to talk to someone."
The Gay & Lesbian National Hotline - 1-800-THE-GLNH
Gay and lesbian hotline website
Domestic Violence Hotline - 1.800.799.SAFE(7233)
Spousal Rape & Partner Rape Help
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