It can be hard to talk about what happened. You might be worried that others will judge you, won’t believe you, or won’t support you. And you may feel like you are not in control after surviving sexual assault. Some days may be harder than others, but it’s important to remember that there is hope after sexual assault. You can heal and regain control. There are people who will believe you, who will never judge you, and who will support you throughout your healing journey. You are not alone.
One way you can find support is by talking to someone. It takes courage, and time to feel comfortable sharing your story, but talking about what happened in your own words when you feel ready can be empowering. If you’re unsure of where to go to get support or if you’re nervous about someone you know finding out about what happened, Safe Helpline is here for you. We are completely anonymous and will never ask you questions about your identity. And, because we’re 24/7, you can connect with us any time of day, from anywhere in the world.
We know that taking the first step can be hard, which is why connecting with Safe Helpline is always on your terms. We’ll never tell you how you should be feeling, or what your healing process should look like. We recognize that no two healing journeys are the same, and what may work for one person may not work for someone else. Safe Helpline staff are always available to listen without judgment, explore different options with you when you’re ready, and to support you in whatever you choose.
Safe Helpline provides completely anonymous, and confidential crisis support and information specialized to members of the Department of Defense (DoD) community affected by sexual assault. Since 2011, it has been a reliable and trusted resource for members of this community looking for support. Whenever you’re ready to reach out, Safe Helpline staff are available 24/7 to listen and support you.
If you’re ready to talk to someone at Safe Helpline now, click here or call 877-995-5247.