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Coping with Rape and Sexual Assault

Management tips for victims

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1. Take care of yourself physically

Make sure you are eating, sleeping, and exercising appropriately. Seek out medical care if needed.

2. Professional support can be helpful

Counseling, group therapy, and support groups can aid in the healing process; there is strength in talking about your situation.

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3. Start a journal

Putting your feelings into words can help you process the range of emotions that may come up after the incident.

4. Connect with others

Talking to supportive friends and family members and spending time with loved ones can be beneficial.

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5. Take time for yourself

An important aspect of self-care is doing things you like to do! Make time for hobbies and activities you enjoy.

6. Don’t blame yourself

The responsibility for the assault lies with the perpetrator and is never the survivor’s fault.

Special thanks to NC State University Counseling Center for their contributions.

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