Who is Utsattmann?
Utsattmann is an organization fighting against sexual abuse towards children. We’re a network of men who have been subjected to sexual abuse during our lifetime. We wish with our experience to help other men and young people who are experiencing the same. Although life seems to have broken, we convey the message that it is possible to build yourself up
and have a good life.
Do you wish to support our work?
Vipps nr : 86670
Account number: 3090 147 9468
VAT registration number : 914 596 874
Utsattmann is proud to finally be able to publish a new and longer movie version of the MC campaign – south-north
Usett Mann. A short film by Ida Wilstrup
NRK documentary 2016
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What caused me to seek help was that I finally understood, despite figuring it out early on, that I had a problem which required treatmen. I had in away accepted what happened has happened, it’s here to stay through my life, but I had to find a way to live WITH it.Male (36)
I had a breakdown when my grandfather died. It was like a bubble that burst, everything came flowing into my mind. It was the first time I had told anyone. Fortunately I had sensible people around me. A friend made me realize this wasn’t a matter to be taken lightly, things had to be sorted out. According to her, I started to drink a lot while telling my story, I was only interrupted by my friends vomit breaks. It wasn’t easy for her to take my story. After several hours of that, I collapsed. After that I got major depressions. I could have my doors locked for several days in a row.Male (46)
I’ve probably know about all the abuse when I was growin up, but it was at age 37, when I became a father to a lovely boy, that the thoughts began to bother me. Becoming a father triggered my memories and after my dear mother finally got some peace from many years of battling sickness and psychological hell, it was time to take a hold on my own problems I knew were present, but held them hidden from the world.Male (37)
Places to seek help
The support centers are the low-threshold services that welcome everyone. No professional referral is needed to get in contact with them. In these support centers you can meet supervisors who are familiar with the subject and will give you advice on how to proceed further.
Your family doctor is a good place to start a conversation and be referred to a psychologist, if necessary. It is important that you tell your doctor about what you’re struggling with.
Report assaults to the police. They will decide whether the case
should be investigated or if it is obsolete. If you’re a victim to rape,
report to the police and they will help you to an abuse center. You can
also tip the police by phone if you’re concerned about abuse.
DPS offers treatment by psychologists and therapists, depending on your need. You will need a doctors referral to get help from the public