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International emergency links and crisis hotlines

Are you in crisis right now?
You can call the National Sexual Assault Hotline, operated by RAINN, 24 hours a day at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673). You can also search for your local rape crisis center. If you are in danger now please call 911. If you are reporting a rape you should ask the local crisis center for a victim's advocate who will walk you through the process. For information on Reporting a rape click here.

Basic hotlines

Rape Crisis 1.800.656.HOPE (4673)

Self Injury 1.800.DON'T.CUT (366.8288)

Suicide Hotline 1.800.273.TALK, 1.800.SUICIDE (784.2433)

Domestic Violence 1.800.799.SAFE (7233)

Gay & Lesbian 1.888.THE.GLNH (843.4564)

Child Abuse 1.800.4.A.CHILD (422.4453)


International Rape Crisis Hotlines



Rape Crisis Centers by zip code or state


You can call the National Sexual Assault Hotline, operated by RAINN, 24 hours a day at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673), or you can search for your local rape crisis center. This site provides a search engine to find rape crisis centers in your town. You just need to type in your zip code.


Rape Crisis Centers by Country and State


This directory was created by the founders and contributed to by members of the Pandora's Aquarium support group.


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RAINN Rape Crisis - 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

To find a rape crisis center near you click here.


Or call 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) and be directed automatically to a local crisis center hotline. Feel free to ask to speak to a woman.

A world wide directory of international abuse and crisis help lines



Self Injury - 1.800.DON'T.CUT (366.8288)

How to stop self injuring in an emergency.


Suicide hotlines - 1.800.273.TALK, 1.800.SUICIDE (784.2433)

If you're feeling depressed or suicidal now and need to talk to

someone, we're here to listen.



The Gay & Lesbian National Hot Line 1.888.THE.GLNH (843.4564)

Gay and lesbian hotline



Domestic Violence Hotline - 1.800.799.SAFE(7233)

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Women's Health - 1.800.994.WOMAN

FREE, reliable health information for women everywhere


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What to do if you are raped.


RAINN information on what to do if you are raped.


It wasn't your fault.



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If you are a student free counseling is probably available through your University. For rape crisis information for your school try this google search. Please enter the name of your University. Example : Rape and LSU and Counseling


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Suggested steps in healing


Advice from other rape survivors

Please read "If you were my sister..."



1. The first thing you should know if you were raped or sexually assaulted is that

It was not your fault.



2. You can call the National Sexual Assault Hotline, operated by RAINN, 24 hours a day at

1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

You can also search for your local rape crisis center. You can find hotlines at http://www.rainn.org/. If you call RAINN they will automatically refer you to a local hotline operator. You can choose which crisis center you contact by looking up the number here. Feel free to request to speak to a woman. Call 911 if you need to report a sexual assault to the police or are in danger now.

World Wide Directory of Abuse Lines



3. Online support group message boards are recommended as a good first step (if you are not ready to talk in person). You also need to speak to a rape crisis counselor and a therapist.

Find survivor message boards here


Coping skills for panic attacks - Please read this list of calming and coping skills if you are having anxiety now.


4. You may want to seek free counseling from your local rape crisis center,

Find rape crisis centers here or in the

International directory




Find free student counseling from your university here


Police reports are not mandatory if you speak to a rape crisis counselor.


5. Seek treatment from a trained therapist specializing in Rape Trauma Syndrome as soon as possible. RAINN also provides therapist referrals.

Find a therapist near you here


This locator provides you with comprehensive information about mental health services and resources and is useful for professionals, consumers and their families, and the public. You may also call The American Psychological Association- for a referral 1-800-964-2000. For more information on finding a therapist click here.

International directory of therapists


UK mental health resources directory


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(if you have an emergency please call 911)


Resources for panic attacks

If you are having a panic attack now please try these coping skills and contact a trained therapist as soon as possible.

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Coping skills for panic attacks






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Macdonalds, J. (2004). World Book Encyclopedia. United States of America: World Book Inc.

rape. (2006). Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved May 2, 2006, from Encyclopædia Britannica Premium Service. http://www.britannica.com/eb/article?tocId=9376486

Smith, M. D. (2004). Encyclopedia of Rape. USA: Greenwood Press.

Sedney, M., "rape (crime)." Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia. Scholastic Library Publishing, 2006 <http://gme.grolier.com> (February 1, 2006).



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