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You are not alone, and help is always available. Get immediate support 24/7. Reach out to the Crisis Text Line by texting COALITION to 741741 or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. It’s free, and everything you tell them is confidential, unless it’s essential to contact emergency services to keep you or your friend safe.

Stephen Land

Stephen is a song writer, singer, performer and most of all a human who lives to help others. As a survivor who experienced being silenced after 14 years of childhood sexual abuse, he refuses to rest until he can ensure that no other child has to walk into their adulthood carrying the kind of pain he did. He has felt the effects of society’s lack of acknowledgement for sexual abuse as a men’s issue too, and believes he deserves, as all human do, to heal.

“I have finally lived more years alive without abuse than I have with abuse, and for me that’s a big thing.”

“I have to decide everyday if walking outside my front door is worth the triggers that I may face… and some day’s it’s not… I don’t get to choose the triggers that affect my mental health, and I don’t always get to choose how those triggers affect the way I react.”

“This world doesn’t make it easy for men. We are told be a man, be a tough guy; we’re told don’t be a sissy, don’t cry. But I am learning that it’s ok to live in those emotions and express those emotions and process them, and that is how we heal. We heal by speaking out and speaking up about our stories.”

If you can relate to this storyteller, below are some resources you might find helpful. For immediate text support, reach out to Crisis Text Line by texting COALITION to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor for free 24/7. You can also call National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. It’s free and highly confidential, unless it’s essential to contact emergency services to help you or your friend stay safe.

  • Mental Health America – If you are looking for information on how to find therapy resources, including affordable treatment for those without insurance, click here.

  • Mayo Clinic – If you think someone close to you may be suicidal and are unsure what to do, click here for a guide for warning signs, questions to ask, and immediate help to reach out to.

  • 1in6 – If you are a male who has experienced sexual violence and are feeling alone in your experiences, click here to learn more about the prevalence of sexual violence against males.

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