The trauma that results from experiences of sexual abuse stays with survivors long after the abuse itself has stopped. Without a good support system, the very real, often long-lasting mental effects following sexual abuse can be extremely difficult to cope with.
Fortunately, you do not have to go it alone.
If you or someone you know is experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, dissociation, or another mental health issue, know that there are many resources that can help.
- GoodTherapy.org: Launched in 2007, the GoodTherapy.org Network is now one of the top therapist directories on the internet, receiving millions of searches each month. They maintain strict educational, licensure and philosophical guidelines, ensuring that all members meet certain standards of ethics and professionalism.
- Hope Exists After Rape Trauma (H-E-A-R-T): The primary mission of H-E-A-R-T is to help sexual assault survivors get the essential and therapeutic support they need to lead better lives. In addition to educating the public about this important issue, they push for legal reforms to empower survivors.
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): The nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization, NAMI is an association of hundreds of local affiliates, state organizations, and volunteers who are committed to tireless advocacy on behalf of people with mental illness.
- National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA): NEDA supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders, and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care.
- Psychology Today: This site contains detailed professional listings for treatment centers in the United States and Canada.
- Sidran Traumatic Stress Foundation: Sidran works with professionals from a variety of disciplines, support program representatives, and national organizations to develop comprehensive programs with the aim of helping people understand, manage, and treat trauma and dissociation.
If you or someone you love has suffered sexual abuse in a workplace, church, sports team, camp, or other structured organization, the compassionate lawyers at Wilshire Law Firm can help you get justice and compensation for your damages, including expenses associated with mental health treatment. Call us at (800) 522-7274 for a FREE consultation. During this consultation, we will discuss the merits of your case, answer your questions, and direct you towards the best recovery options available to you. Since we charge ZERO upfront fees, there is no reason to delay – contact us today and let us fight for you.