The CW's hit show "90210" has teamed up with RAINN, the CDC and Hollywood Health & Society, to take on the issue of sexual violence, and the importance of getting help. In a PSA airing in conjunction with the season premiere, actress AnnaLynne McCord stresses the importance of getting help through RAINN's National Sexual Assault Hotlines (800.656.HOPE and online).
In the episode, McCord's character Naomi struggles with the aftermath of being raped by a trusted faculty advisor. Naomi's experience demonstrates the destructive reality of this crime: Every 2 minutes, someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted; nearly half of victims are under the age of 18 and 80% are under 30.
If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, help is just a call or click away. It's never too late to get the help you deserve.
While you can never completely protect yourself from sexual assault, there are some things you can do to help reduce your risk of being assaulted: