If you are in immediate danger of seriously harming yourself or being harmed by someone else, we recommend calling 911 or going to the nearest hospital emergency room. If you are struggling with thoughts of suicide, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can help at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
1in6 has partnered with RAINN to offer our ‘Online SupportLine’ for men and for people who care about them, who are seeking immediate information and resources related to unwanted sexual experiences in childhood.
What services does the Online SupportLine provide?
Current Online Peer SupportGroup schedule:
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 PM PT (8:00 - 9:30 PM MT, 9:00 - 10:30 PM CT, 10:00 - 11:30 PM ET)
*Our Monday Group will not meet on Monday, December 12th
Time: 5:00 - 6:30 PM PT (6:00 - 7:30 PM MT, 7:00 - 8:30 PM CT, 8:00 - 9:30 PM ET)
Please be sure to join on time, as we reach room capacity at 12 participants and close the door 30 minutes after the start of each session.
As part of ongoing innovation at 1in6 we’re providing the ‘Online Peer SupportGroup’ (PSG) for men who are seeking a community of support as well as information and resources related to unwanted sexual experiences in childhood.
PSG is a peer support group program designed for male survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Its purpose is to support men in their journey of trauma recovery.
To assist participants in this goal, a 1in6 moderator (who is a professional counselor) will facilitate the discussions with participants about issues relevant to their unwanted or abusive experience, and their current efforts in recovery. Another 1in6 representative will also be present during the sessions to serve as a "gatekeeper" to safeguard against inappropriate or harmful comments, or intervene in the event that a particular participant appears to be in need of individual attention or clinical therapy.
With its focus on education and mutual support, participants will benefit from informed guidance by the counsellors, and be guided in their understanding of the process of trauma recovery.
There is no assessment process to participate in PSG.
Each session is ninety minutes long.
What services does the Online Peer SupportGroup provide?
To join an Online Peer SupportGroup, return to this page at the session time and click on the arrow at the top of this section to join the group. While these are open groups and you can come and go as you please, we encourage you to choose one group and attend sessions regularly to establish a sense of safety and consistency within the group.
Please note that the Online Peer SupportGroup is designed as a peer-support group, not group therapy. 1in6 will provide a licensed therapist as a facilitator during the sessions, only to offer information, answer questions, and assist in keeping the discussion on track. The facilitator's presence is not intended to provide an experience that would replace or substitute for regular group or individual therapy. We encourage Online Peer SupportGroup members to access therapy with a licensed clinician whenever possible.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org