Self Help Services

Support Organizations That Might Assist You

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings exist through the world and the doors are always open to new-comers. Start here to find a meeting in your area: Once you get comfortable, look for a sponsor who honors your trauma background.
If you are the loved one of an alcoholic, start here to find local Al-Anon or Alateen meetings:
Narcotics Anonymous meetings also rae held in many places.
Start here to find a meeting
A resource about child abuse and neglect for kids, parents and teachers is at
A resource for professionals and the public. It’s website includes a “Find a Therapist” link here:
Though primarily a resource for professionals, it does offer a “Find a Clinician” link at
This is, in my opinion, the best resource available for male sexual abuse survivors. It is directed by clinicians, survivors, academics, researchers and advocates who serve for limited terms. offers recovery weekends, a great reading list, resources for finding a therapist, safe chat rooms for survivors and more.
An advocacy and support agency with local affiliates all over the country ( It offers a wealth of information about mental health issues and can help you find local affiliates and other mental health resources. They also have online mental health screenings that help individuals and loved ones get a sense of what mental health issue they may be confronting.
As more people are living longer, elder abuse is becoming a greater national problem. This group ( has online resources about elder abuse. Their elder care location will help you find the local agency to whom you can report elder abuse: or call 800-677-1116
Provides resources for survivors and individuals in current domestic violence situations, including abusers: or 800-799-SAFE (7233)
A 24/7 resource for anyone thinking about suicide and for friends and relatives concerned about a loved one: 800-273-TALK (8155) or
RAINN is a good resource for those who have been sexually assaulted as adults or as young people:
Sidran’s website offers a host of information for survivors and for loved ones (, an extensive reading list ( and links to many other resources (
SNAP ( is an effective social justice advocacy organization that works to prevent child sexual abuse, especially by clergy.