Finding Support After Sexual Assualt
Enduring a traumatic event such as sexual assault comes with many long-term challenges, including:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
While the recovery road for sexual assault survivors is a very long one, there is help that they can find along the way. Read on to learn how survivors of sexual assault can get help discreetly until they are ready to speak out against their perpetrators.
National Organizations in Support of Sexual Assault Survivors
Survivors of sexual assault may not immediately be ready to speak out against their perpetrator or name them to authorities. However, knowing they have options to encourage them to talk about their experience can help them heal and give them the courage to speak out. Here is a list of national organizations that help many survivors get the support they need with privacy and discretion.
- Rape Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)
- Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
- National Sexual Violence Resource Center
- National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Mental Health
- End Rape on Campus
- National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence
- me too.
Supporting Your Loved One Who is a Survivor
When a loved one is ready to speak up about their experience with sexual assault, knowing how to show you support them is critical to their healing journey. Let them know you believe them and don’t share what they’ve told you with others. You were told because they trust you. Breaking the trust can make them more vulnerable and can hinder their recovery.
Related Article: How to Lend Support to a Sexual Assault Survivor
Getting Legal Help After Sexual Assault
The physical, emotional, and psychological pain that survivors of sexual assault endure is unimaginable. The overwhelming feelings of shame, guilt, and worry that they will not be believed are the most common reasons survivors stay silent and feel discouraged about speaking out against their perpetrators. At , we understand the challenges survivors face and are here to help you tell your story when you are ready. We believe you and are we are here to support you and guide you through every step of the process.
We are prepared to defend your right to seek compensation. Contact us today at (833) 456-3529 to learn your rights.