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"One year ago, I locked my door and went to sleep; like we all do on any given night. Unfortunately, this night was like no other before and was one I will never be able to forget. I woke up that night to a co-worker who had undressed himself, crawled into my bed and raped me. "
Kathleen, rape survivor
Rape is a crime, talking about it isn't.
- After Silence Homepage:
Introduction to the After Silence self-help group, message board, and chat room, including its mission to help survivors everywhere.
- About After Silence:
The dedicated moderators of the After Silence message board and chat room for rape, sexual abuse, and sexual assault survivors and victims.
- Join After Silence:
Step by step instructions on how to join our support forums and chat room for survivors.
Read what other members of After Silence have to say about our online support group and chat room.
- After Silence Message Board and Chat Room:
Start connecting with other rape and sexual abuse survivors. You are not alone.
Help us break the cycle of self-punishment, guilt and shame by sending us your story.
- Kathleen's Story:
Kathleen uses her voice to inspire other survivors.
Rape is a crime that revolves around power, hostility, and violence. Know the truth.
- Date Rape:
Most rapes are committed by someone the victim knows. Learn more about date rape.
- Male Survivors:
Resources and support for male survivors of rape and sexual abuse
- Was I raped?
Legal definitions of rape and sexual assault, and possible questions.
- If You Have Been Sexually Assaulted:
Ideas on what to do how and to handle the first hours following a sexual assault.
- The Date Rape Drug:
What is the "date rape drug" and how can you avoid becoming a victim?
- Signs and Symptoms of Child Sexual Abuse:
A list of symptoms that may indicate the possibility of sexual abuse of a child.
- Reporting Rape
Information on reporting rape and sexual assault.
- Recovering from sexual trauma
Coping with anger, fear, stress, guilt & shame, flashbacks.
Helpful things you can do when you are experiencing a flashback.
Like sexual violence, depression can target anyone regardless of age, race, nationality, gender, religion or sexual orientation.
- Eating Disorders
Traumatic events can trigger an eating disorder. Learn more.
Suggestions and ideas to cope with sleeping disturbance.
- Self Care
Suggestions and ideas to help you relax and reduce stress as you recover and heal from the assault.
- Dental visits
Suggestions for making your dental visit an easier one.
- Rape Trauma Syndrome
A condition affecting victims of rape and sexual assault, both adult and children.
- Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing
A therapeutic technique to help rape victims process painful memories.
Helpful organizations, cause we support, and a list of books to help you with the aftermath of rape and sexual abuse.
- Contact Us:
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- Support Us:
Learn how you can help us educate the public on rape and sexual abuse.
- Terms of Service:
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Information After Silence gathers and tracks.
- Internet Safety:
Learn how to protect your privacy on the internet.