NO MORE Excuses: The Male Survivors Series

We recognize that male survivors are met with persistent and harmful responses: That sexual abuse can’t happen to guys. That they just need to get over it. That guys wouldn’t “let” that happen to them. 

In 2016, Joyful Heart partnered with Viacom and 1in6, a leading organization that provides support and information to adult male survivors of childhood sexual abuse, released a new series of video and print ads—adding to a suite of print ads released in 2014—specifically addressing the myths and excuses that male survivors hear. They invite men who have experienced unwanted or abusive sexual abuse in childhood, and those who care for them, to visit 1in6.org for help. 

Video PSA

Print Ads

Mariska Hargitay 

Andre Braugher

Mary J. Blige

Anthony Edwards 

Sway Calloway

Samantha Ronson

Natasha Lyonne

 

Ice-T

 

Hilary Swank

 

Peter Hermann

 

Keshia Chante

 

Katie Couric

 

Danny Pino

 

Tate Donovan

 

Courteney Cox

 

Jemima Kirke

 

Chris Meloni

 

Blythe Danner

 

Maria Bello

 

Nick Lachey

 

Joyful Heart’s NO MORE PSA campaign is available at no cost to non-profit organizations, colleges and universities to co-brand and increase support in their local communities for domestic violence, sexual assault and abuse prevention and services. For information, please email us at nomore@joyfulheartfoundation.org.

Anyone is welcome and encouraged to share the print ads and videos from the male survivors campaign. The more we do, the more the 1 in 6 men—that’s 21 million in the United States—know that they are not alone. Sharing is easy. Click here to get started sharing the print campaign, infographics and more.  

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