Breaking the stigma -- Hollywood star shares his story about male sexual abuse
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T housands are already taking part in honest, moderated discussions on a variety of topics related to healing and getting the most out of life. R ead about trauma — and how men just like you have learned to cope with and even overcome its effects. Plus, get access to therapists, support groups and other resources. Turning the pain of others into a joke becomes just another way of looking through and looking past childhood sexual abuse. In this statement, Male Survivor shares its response to the words of comedian David Chappelle. This group will allow survivors to share their abuse, recovery experiences, and provide support for their recovery process.
Child sexual abuse: 'I sometimes wonder how I managed to survive'
Join one of our weekly chat-based support groups , facilitated by a counselor. Men who were sexually abused or assaulted may feel isolated and stigmatized by what happened to them. The truth is that millions of men from around the world have had these experiences.
Join one of our weekly chat-based support groups , facilitated by a counselor. Healing can begin when a man recognizes the possible connection between those experiences and common consequences — consequences that can include rocky relationships, lost jobs, self-destructive behaviors, depression, and even violence. Whatever the experience, whatever the consequence, we can help sort through the confusion — safely and anonymously. But I knew I was hiding behind the stripes. I had made that decision.