Surviving & Thriving

It might happen someday that a person does sexual things to us that we don’t ask for or say ok to. Or maybe we only say ok because we’re afraid of what might happen if we say no. If this happens to us, it’s never our fault – no matter what. We didn’t do anything wrong. It might happen someday that a partner starts hurting us physically, or starts telling us we’re no good. Again, this isn’t our fault. We didn’t do anything wrong and we don’t deserve it.

If that’s happening to us now, what can we do about it? Who can help us?

If that happened to us in the past, it might still feel bad. Who can help us work through this? What if we’re interested in dating but also scared to trust someone? What can we do about that?

Let’s have a conversation!

Videos

NPR Investigation Into Sexual Abuse – Text and Audio Formats

If you’re in a relationship, chances are it has good parts and hard parts. How do you know if it’s healthy overall? In this video people talk about how they figured out their relationship wasn’t good for them, and what they did next.

Resources

1-800-SEX-SENSE Line

FREE, anonymous telephone and email hotline where you can ask any question about sex. Staffed by medical professionals and sexual health educators. 9am to 9pm weekdays. Not seeing what you need on the Real Talk site? Call Sex Sense. They’ll help you find it.

1-800-739-7367

Scarleteen

Sexuality and relationships info for teens and emerging adults. Articles on all aspects of sexuality, dating, love, relationships, communication, contraception etc.

VictimLink BC

Free, confidential support for victims of crimes across B.C. and the Yukon 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

1-800-563-0808 (Call or text)

VictimLinkBC@bc211.ca

Is That Legal?

A PDF plain-language resource about online sexual harassment and your legal rights.

Women Against Violence Against Women

Support for women, trans, two-spirit, and nonbinary folks who have experienced violence.

Free 24-Hour Crisis and Information Line:

604-255-6344

1-877-392-7583

British Columbia Association for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse (BCSMSSA)

A non-profit society established to provide therapeutic services for males who have been sexually abused at some time in their lives.

Tel. (604) 682-6482

therapy@bc-malesurvivors.com

News

NPR Investigation Into Sexual Abuse – Text and Audio Formats

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In 2018, National Public Radio in the USA released their bombshell series about the sexual abuse of people with cognitive disabilities in that country. One sobering statistic – according to […]

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