Are you the friend or family member of someone who you know or suspect was sexually assaulted?
Are you feeling helpless about what to do?
A survivor of abuse can eventually reclaim their power, become a conscious creator of their lives and thrive. I honor you and thank you on their behalf for even thinking about helping them.
Yeaaah you! We need a world of yous!
Sexual violence has mental, emotional, and physical effects on survivors. You may struggle with what to do when you are witnessing the meltdown of someone you love.
First, know that you are not alone.
Unfortunately, sexual assaults are more common than you may know. You probably know at least one other person who is going through the same thing. Support is available for you as well as your loved one. At the end is a resource link. Reach out!
One of the most common things you will witness is sudden changes in behaviors, thoughts, and patterns. And they may change from one thing to another just as quickly. These are typical for someone who has experienced trauma.
Recovery is a journey.
For example, someone who normally wears tight jeans is suddenly wearing baggy sweats all the time. Below are more changes and how you can help.