I know from reading comments in relation to both the allegations against Judge Kavanaugh and how the GOP majority in the Senate, the President, and their surrogates in the media are responding to them are negatively effecting a number of our readers and commenters. Or friends and/or family members of our readers and commenters. If you or someone you know is having trouble right now, especially if it is after hours or you can’t get to a professional mental health care practitioner for a face to face appointment, please call RAINN! They have personnel available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at:
Hearing about sexual violence in the media and online can be very difficult for survivors and their loved ones. Remember to take care of yourself during these times. Below is a thread of resources:
— RAINN (@RAINN) September 24, 2018
Free. Confidential. 24/7. The National Sexual Assault Hotline is here for support—800.656.HOPE & https://t.co/j9dQGwplI2
— RAINN (@RAINN) September 14, 2018
For those who want to check things out online, here’s RAINN’s terms of service:
The National Sexual Assault Online Hotline
Chat online with a trained staff member who can provide you confidential crisis support.
Your privacy and safety are crucial. Please make sure you are in a safe place and that you are using a secure device and Internet connection. Please note that while we have taken numerous measures to keep your communications safe while using our site, no Internet transmission is 100% secure.
During your session, we will not ask for information that would identify you (such as your name or address) and we will not record the chat. However, if you disclose your name and location and are under 18 or if we fear that you are in danger of committing suicide (or otherwise as required by law), we may have to provide information you have given us to the appropriate authorities.
At that link is a button for online chat if that is preferable/easier than speaking to someone on the phone.
RAINN’s front page is at this link.
Here’s the link to finding local, in person help if you need it.
And finally, here’s the link for self care for friends and family.
You’re not alone! You don’t have to be alone! There is help out there! And you deserve that help if you need it!
Here’s some more on RAINN for those not familiar with the organization.
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