If you are in an abusive relationship:
- Call 911 if you are in immediate danger!
- Talk an adult you trust about the abuse you are experiencing.
- Try to avoid being alone with your boy/girlfriend/ex.
- Create a Safety Plan– who to call, where to go, what to do if you are in danger.
- Always keep your cell phone, wallet and keys readily available.
- Seek advice from Safe Harbor at 1.800.291.2139 or another dating abuse resource.
If a friend is in an abusive relationship:
- Don’t ignore the signs. Talk to your friend.
- Express your concerns, but don’t judge.
- Encourage them to talk to a trusted adult – a parent, faith leader, teacher or counselor!
- Call the police if you witness an assault.
- Call us for advice – 1.800.291.2139
- You can also contact the following organizations for help and advice.
- Safe Harbor: 1-800-291-2139
- Love Is Respect: 1-866-331-9474, text LOVEIS to 22522, or chat online
- MHA Greenville TEENline – Text TEENLINE to 839863
- National Centers for Victims of Crime: 1-800-FYI-CALL
- National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE
- Safe Harbor – www.safeharborsc.org
- National Center for Victims of Crime – www.ncvc.org
- Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network – www.rainn.org
- Love Is Respect – www.loveisrespect.org
- End Domestic Violence – www.nnedv.org
- What’s OK at Home? – https://woah.org.au/
Resources beyond Relationships
We have a whole resource page dedicated to help with you stuff that happens beyond your relationship – mental health, addiction, gender/sexual identity, and sexual health are all so interconnected – healing and helping yourself is the root of all healthy relationships.