Healing from sexual assault or abuse is a long process, every survivor has a different story and will follow a unique path to stop believing to lies and start finding themselves again.
Seeking for professional help is always a great way to start, talking to someone who can listen and provide the right support.
If you have been victim of abuse, or if you want to help someone who’s been abuse, be prepared to the fact that it might require weeks, or months, or even years. Below you’ll find some articles that might help you during this process.
What is the difference between guilt and shame?
Every survivor I’ve worked with has struggled with feelings of guilt and shame. Guilt is when we feel bad about something we’ve done wrong. Shame is when we feel bad about who we are. Guilt leads to shame.
What help can I get from therapy if I’ve been abused?
A trained and caring therapist will give you a chance to be heard, believed, and cared about in a safe and non-judgmental setting. For me, figuring out my past felt like putting pieces of a puzzle together, and there were always missing pieces.
FOR LOVED ONES
What Parents need to know
If your 12-18-year-old was involved in an activity that increased their risk for substance abuse, risky sexual behavior, eating disorders, escalating and future domestic violence, what would you do?
The responsibility to keep your child safe can feel overwhelming, especially with so many unsafe people and influences in our environment.