Deciding to talk about your sexual assault is not always an easy decision. However, sexual assault is a crime that occurs, and continues to occur, in part because of the victims’ silence. Getting help as soon as possible will mitigate the consequences of the assault and break your isolation.
In general, victims can experience…
Physical problems like:
Psychological problems like:
Eating disorders like:
Abuse problems with:
Relationship problems with:
Frustration or anxiety caused by:
Economic, social or family problems like:
These different problems develop at different times; they can occur immediately after the sexual assault or many years later.
Getting help as quickly as possible can mitigate the consequences and break the isolation.
Whether you are a child, adolescent or adult, and whether you are male or female, help is available to you at all times. There are many professionals in the public, semi-public and community services networks who have received special training to help you.