Abuse Self-Help

Abuse self-help can guide you through overcoming things like sexual abuse, emotional abuse, and physical abuse. If you are facing the difficult task of recovering from abuse suffered in childhood or as an adult, you might find healing by using some of the

Abuse Self-Help Resources

You have many abuse self-help resources available to you in the form of self-help books, ebooks, audio books, and peer-led self-help groups. Here’s a sampling of just a few of the materials and resources that focus on healing from abuse:

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network. RAINN is the largest anti-sexual violence organization in the US. Worth magazine named RAINN one of “America’s 100 Best Charities”. The organization operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE) and provides self-care guidance for those who have suffered rape, incest, and other types of sexual abuse.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline. The NDVH is a resource for anyone suffering any type of abuse at home. It has a chat feature on the website and a hotline you can call (800-787-3224) at any time of day or night. The volunteers at the hotline can direct you to local services, validate that what you're feeling is real and be of great support no matter what kind of abuse you're experiencing.

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Gluck, S. (2021, December 17). Abuse Self-Help, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 23 from

Last Updated: March 25, 2022

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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