If you have suffered sexual abuse or been raped it is never your fault. You are not responsible for the actions of others. It is important to bear in mind that co-operation does not mean consent. Sometimes, co-operating with a rapist or abuser is essential to your survival.
The first step in the healing process is to acknowledge and identify how the assault has affected your life. Many survivors say that the hardest part of coming to terms with what happened is to learn to stop blaming themselves.
- NO-ONE deserves to be raped
- NO survivor deserves the blame
- TALK about anger
- TALK about your feelings
- TALK to someone you can trust