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As a victim of sexual assault you may find yourself attempting to cope with a
variety of strong feelings, including:
loss of control
You may be feeling any, all, or none of these but keep in mind that whatever
you're feeling is a common reaction to being sexually assaulted and many victims
have similar reactions.
As a result of this crisis and all its related feelings, you may experience any
or all of the following behaviors:
difficulty leaving home
change in appetite
changes in sexual activities
changes in drinking or smoking habits
Seek professional counseling to help you through
Discuss your feelings about the assault with your
family and friends.
Share the details of the sexual assault with those
people you feel can handle it if you want to.
Work to resume your normal activities.
Discuss your feelings with your partner about resuming
sexual relations-it's okay if you want to wait.
Plan a course of action to help prevent a sexual
assault from happening again.
Treat yourself with kindness.
Blame yourself for the sexual assault. No matter
what you were doing or wearing, you did not asked to be raped. Everyone has
the right to decide whom he or she has sexual relations with. Remember that
you are the victim, not the assailant.
Hide the fact that you've been sexually assaulted.
Close friends and family whom you trust for support can be very beneficial in
helping you cope.
Pretend the assault never happened. The crisis
will not disappear by avoiding or denying it.
Withdraw from your daily activities.
Worry about how you handled the assault. You survived!
24-Hour Helpline 443.279.0379
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