For over 30 years, many therapists and researchers have been working hard to understand guys like you:
- What you’re going through.
- What you need to sort through your experiences and options for going forward.
- How you can overcome problems caused by unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood.
True, most therapists and researchers have focused on girls and women, not the experiences and needs of boys and men – which can be very different, in many ways.
At the same time, though, the brains of boys and girls are more similar than different and, as developing children, they have mostly the same needs. Men and women, too, while they can be very different, are still human beings whose memories, thoughts, emotions, and behaviors are based in shared biologies and common human needs.
Fortunately, especially over the past 20 years, more and more therapists and researchers have focused on the effects of unwanted and abusive childhood experiences on boys and men – and on how to help them deal with those effects and lead increasingly happy and healthy lives.
Everything on 1in6.org draws on the collective experience and wisdom of those therapists, researchers and, most importantly, men like you, who have taught the “professionals” just about everything they know.
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