Our free and anonymous online support group meets every week. Join today at 5pm EST.
Chat one-on-one with a trained advocate, 24/7.
we recommend calling 911 or going to the nearest hospital emergency room. If you are struggling with thoughts of suicide, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can help at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
This free and anonymous service is available 24/7, 365 days a year for men who’ve experienced sexual abuse or assault, and for the people who care about them.
Not a male survivor? Seeking services for yourself? Visit online.rainn.org for support.
Please note that there can sometimes be a long wait to speak with a specialist, especially if you are attempting to sign onto the service late at night or early in the morning, when we receive a high volume of chat requests. Do not close the waiting room window or you will lose your place in line. More details »
It works just like instant messaging. You’ll go into a private chat session with a trained support specialist and communicate, live, by typing messages back and forth. The service is completely anonymous, and you do not have to give your name or any personal information.
Helpline services are provided through a collaboration between 1in6 and RAINN. All trained RAINN support specialists have successfully completed comprehensive sexual assault crisis response training as well as additional training developed by 1in6 about issues related to men. Local center and supervisors monitor sessions for quality control.
The helpline provides crisis support and information about healing and reporting options. If you need ongoing help, our trained support specialists will work to help you identify and connect with local resources, which may provide individual and group support sessions and other services. You can always reach a local center directly by calling the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE.
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1in6 has partnered with RAINN to advance 1in6’s mission: to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences live healthier and happier lives, and to help their loved ones by providing additional support, information, and resources. As a part of this partnership, RAINN provides for 1in6 a helpline, which is reached through https://1in6.org/chat-with-someone/.
IF YOU ARE IN DANGER, CONSIDERING SUICIDE, OR NEED EMERGENCY HELP, CALL 911 (IN THE U.S.), OR YOUR LOCAL AUTHORITIES.
1in6 and RAINN have designed this helpline with your privacy and safety as the top priority. Before logging in to the helpline, please read each of the following policies carefully, understanding that some may apply to you more than others.
Please read our User Safety Procedures here. Your safety is very important, so please read this information now, before you use this service. If you are using a shared computer, or have any concerns about someone monitoring your computer, there are things that you can do on your own computer in order to enhance your privacy and to stay safe. These safety procedures are useful for anyone who uses computers, and some are necessary for anyone to safely use the internet.
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When you use the helpline, you agree that RAINN, RAINN’s affiliates and 1in6 will not be liable for any damages or injuries resulting from the use, or inability to use, the helpline and its contents.
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