We recognize that this month’s book, memoir Know My Name by Chanel Miller, and its subject matter and themes of sexual assault mean it isn’t an easy story to read and may act as a trigger for far too many of us, so we wanted to share some resources with our community in the case that you – or someone you may know – need support. If you are facing an emergency, please call the emergency number for your country.
If you have another resource you’d like to share with our global community, please leave a comment on this post with the name of the organization, the location, and the website or phone number.
The United States
Crisis Text Line: Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support via a medium people already use and trust: text. To connect with a counsellor, text: 741741
RAINN: RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice. Call: 1-800-656-4673 (within the U.S.) or 1-888-407-4747 (international use if you’re an American abroad)
NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault: The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault strives to prevent sexual violence and reduce the harm it causes through education, research and advocacy. Call the helpline for confidential counseling and information at 212-514-7233