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How might I feel after an assault?

If you have been a victim of sexual violence, you may be experiencing a wide range of emotions and reactions that can be very upsetting. This is quite normal for someone who has been through such a traumatic experience. You may feel:

  • Shock and numbness
  • Shame and humiliation
  • Distress
  • Fear
  • Anger
  • Guilt and self- blame
  • Helplessness