Sexual Violence is a CRIME

Sexual Violence refers to ANY sexual, physical, verbal, or visual act that forces a person to engage in sexual contact against their will or without their consent. REPORT TODAY: 07032567458 or 08060084441

    What to do if you have been raped/sexually violated!.

    Open up about what happened to you

    It can be extraordinarily difficult to admit that you were raped or sexually assaulted. There’s a stigma attached. It can make you feel dirty and weak.

    Open up about what happened to you

    You may also be afraid of how others will react. Will they judge you? Look at you differently? It seems easier to downplay what happened or keep it a secret. But when you stay silent, you deny yourself help and reinforce your victimhood.
    Reach out to someone you trust. and challenge your sense of helplessness and isolation.

    Cope with feelings of guilt and shame

    Even if you intellectually understand that you’re not to blame for the rape or sexual attack, you may still struggle with a sense of guilt or shame.

    Cope with feelings of guilt and shame

    These feelings can surface immediately following the assault or arise years after the attack. But as you acknowledge the truth of what happened, it will be easier to fully accept that you are not responsible. You did not bring the assault on yourself and you have nothing to be ashamed about.

    Prepare for flashbacks and upsetting memories

    When you go through something stressful, your body temporarily goes into “fight-or-flight” mode. When the threat has passed, your body calms down.

    Prepare for flashbacks and upsetting memories

    But traumatic experiences such as rape can cause your nervous system to become stuck in a state of high alert. You’re hyper sensitive to the smallest of stimuli. This is the case for many rape survivors. Flashbacks, nightmares, and intrusive memories are extremely common, especially in the first few months following the assault.

    Is it an emergency?

    Does it feel like the situation could get heated or violent very soon? Is someone in immediate danger? Do you need support right away? If so, call 07032567458 | 08060084441 or drop a message below.

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