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Dealing with Sexual Assault

Being raped or sexually assaulted is a traumatic experience. Sometimes it's hard to believe you are not going crazy. The effects of being raped/sexually assaulted can take many months to get over. Lots of men continue to be affected by experiences they had as children. However some things make it easier to deal with.

Don't blame yourself

Give yourself lots of time to come to terms with the assault

Don't push yourself into doing things that feel uncomfortable

Talk about it

This step is very important. Friends, partners or family may be important supports. Experienced counsellors in Centres Against Sexual Assault are able to give you support.