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I'm18 i wanna tell counselor i was raped at 16 but I'm scared if i tell she will tell my mom will/can she tell/report it or is it kept between us only?
I feel i can't be 100% honest with counselor I'm 18 i was raped I'm scared if i tell them they will tell my mom will/can they tell or is kept private?
At 18 you are an : adult, in terms of your personal health information. No medical or mental health provider can share your information unless you sign a HIPAA-approved release of records to a specific person. If rape occurred before you turned 18, any provider must report it as child abuse & must ensure that no one, even a family member, can abuse you for disclosing it To begin healing, you must disclose. ...Read more
I have ptsd and have nightmares daily about my childhood rape. See counselor regularly, but can't sleep w/o someone with me. What can I do? 17 y/o f
Consider a referral : To an adolescent psychiatrist for medications known to help in ptsd to use as an adjunct to your therapy. Please tell your counselor about your continued physical ; emotional distress. If one of the types of therapy for ptsd - exposure therapy, relaxation training or eye movement desensitization ; reprocessing (emdr) has not worked, another may, in the hands of an expert therapist. ...Read more
Rape Crisis Center: Most towns have a rape crisis center, and you should see a physician and counselor as soon as possible. You should have at least testing for possible exposure to venereal diseases, and have someone work with you to inform the police about the assault. Seek help immediately. ...Read more
The nearest hospital: Go to the nearest hospital for a safe (sexual assualt forensic exam) exam. ...Read more
Dangerous Drugs: These are drugs that are sometimes used to assist a sexual assault. These drugs are powerful and dangerous. They can be slipped into your drink when you are not looking. The drugs often have no color, smell, or taste, so you can't tell if you are being drugged.The drugs can make you become weak and confused — or even pass out — so that you are unable to refuse sex or defend yourself. ...Read more
Statutory rape: Varies legally from state to state. In colorado, sex with someone under 15 by someone at least 4 years older or of someone 15 or 16 by someone at least 10 years older is sexual assault (statutory rape). So, if the boy is the actor, it would be statutory rape if the victim is 12 or younger. If the boy is the victim, it would be statutory rape if the actor is 26 or older. Check your laws. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer