If you caught today’s pivotal episode of General Hospital, then you saw at the end of the show a very special PSA in conjunction with RAINN ( Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network). As many are aware this week on GH, Michael Corinthos (Chad Duell), reveals to his loved ones that he was sexually assaulted while serving time in prison. The character has been experiencing the shame, fear, and stigma and emotional effects of the assault for many months. Now, unable to deal with the trauma alone, Michael finally reveals the truth, and so in conjunction with this disclosure, General Hospital is helping viewers to be connected and to be aware that, if you or a loved one has faced sexual violence and abuse that you can get the help you and they deserve through the National Sexual Assault Hotlines as discussed in a RAINN PSA starring General Hospital ‘s Duell and Andrea Bogart (Abby).
So, if you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, you can call the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE) or visit the Online Hotline. Free, confidential, 24/7. To learn more about RAINN visit their website.
Watch the PSA with Chad and Andrea after the jump, and make sure to come back this Wednesday February 2nd for a very special interview with Chad Duell on the February On-Air On-Soaps Podcast!