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What To Do After a Sexual Assault
Physical Reactions Emotional Reactions Some victims may experience memory problems, flashbacks, and recurring thoughts of the rape and feelings of isolation.
What You Need To Know
Victims of violent crime often experience reactions to the crime, including
Remember that you have just experienced a trauma; you need to be with others. Reach out to those whom you trust and care for you. Do not blame yourself. The assault is not your fault and you are in no way responsible. Give yourself permission to feel sad or angry and share your feelings with others. You're normal and are having normal reactions-don't label yourself crazy. Do not resort to drugs or alcohol to numb or relieve the pain. Help is out there. Just ask for it.
Rape Hotline: 305-585-RAPE (7273)
Some victims may experience memory problems, flashbacks, and recurring thoughts of the rape and feelings of isolation.
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