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Trauma and abuse specific crisis lines

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RAINN National Sexual Assault Hotline 1-800-656-HOPE 
also offering online hotline at https://www.rainn.org/

National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE (1-800-799-7233)
also offering online hotline at http://www.thehotline.org/





1800RESPECT (1800737732) 

 National sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service. Please note that the trauma specialist counselling is sadly no longer staffed by RDVSA. Your calls will be triaged and there have been some complaints since R&DVSA sadly withdrew. I've still found them good but YMMV. 

NSW Rape Crisis 1800424017

This service is still run by R&DVSA. Their website is conflicting but it seems now anybody in any state can call the line. From their website:"The service is accessible to anyone who is at risk of or has experienced sexual assault, family and/or domestic violence or who is supporting someone who experienced that violence."

Your call will be answered by highly trained specialists in domestic violence and sexual assault. They are trauma-informed and have a fantastic reputation. They recently saved my life so I'm a little biased. 

Once you make contact you may be given the recontact number. You can leave a voicemail and somebody will call you back. There is online chat but priority is given to the crisis line and then to answering recontact voicemails so often you are just sitting at #1 in the queue for hours. If you are very dissociated or don't have the courage to ring you could try lifeline between 7pm and midnight but they may have very little training about PTSD. 


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