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How does someone get help for sexual assault issues?

Many ways. A person can call a rape crisis line even if the assault happened a long time ago. The counselor can help you find a therapist to talk to. The national sexual assault hotline is 1-800-656-hope or go to www.Rainn.Org and click on the hotline online. It is free and confidential. It's important to find a good therapist who you feel safe and comfortable with. It may not be the first one you see. Read more...
Options for help. If you are a victim of a crime and there is a police report, then in many states you can qualify for assistance from "crime victims reparations". Contact your local department of mental health to see if such a program exists where you are. They can help pay for treatment if you qualify. Other interventions include individual and group psychotherapy. Emdr and tfcbt also are effective treaments. Read more...

Could a sexual assault cause someone to commit suicide?

Get counselling. It is not uncommon to still have "issues" post sexual assault, even 40 years later. It can harm future "normal relationships" psychologically. Please seek out a therapist or inexpensive "counseling service". Read more...
Not the cause. Suicide is a person's choice, and almost always a bad one. Someone who's been made to feel worthless by abuse -- of whatever sort -- is the most likely to take this wrong course of action. The vast majority (99%) of physically-healthy people who made real attempts on their lives were glad, one year later, that they failed. Read more...
Yes. Sexual assault could cause someone to commit suicide but please know that a victim of sexual assault is a victim!. A victim should never feel like they need to punish themselves especially in the most severe way as suicide. Help is avaiable. The attacker should be punished, not the victim. Read more...
YES. Sexual assault can bring on unspeakable feelings of shame and dirtiness. And if the victim tells somebody and is ridiculed, ignored, or otherwise not properly attended to, it's like being violated all over again, and suicides can happen for reasons as such. Read more...

How should I protect myself from being a victim of sexual assault?

Such a cute Doggie! Prevention. Sounds simple, but not so. Sometimes even wise women get "caught". Pay attention to the messages you're sending - is it safe where you're headed? Why are you going? Ready to challenge that "black belt"/ kick boxing skills so carefully honed? Situational awareness is critical -sometimes are friends put us at risk for stupid reasons. Be wise -pay attention -exit strategy. Read more...
Be careful. There is no way to guarantee that you won't be a victim but there are ways to protect yourself. Be careful who you're with when you go out, have a buddy and keep tabs on each other. Don't let anyone tell you you can't say no at any point. Be prepared to protect yourself, self defense classes may help. If you're meeting someone new, don't have him drive you, drive yourself. Read more...
MANY WAYS. First, the other answers are very good! you are never the cause of sociopath acts. Never rush sex or romance. Reality takes time to see. Learn about anyone widely. Does he treat pets well? How does he treat the weak? Are old girlfriends still civil with him? What do your family, friends and girlfriends say about him? Does he consume debasing porn? Drunk? Does he have ability to verbalize feelings? Read more...

What factors or variables increase an adult's vulnerability to drug-facililiated sexual assault?

Using drugs! In some ways you answered your own question. Vulnerability to sexual assault can arise out of a history of trauma and abuse for the perpetrator as well as the victims. However, this may never happen when they are clear headed and unimpaired. Add drugs or alcohol to the equation and the odds change for both. In fact, use of substances increases the chance for anyone. Read more...
RAINN. Check : Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network at : 1 (800) 656-HOPE (4673) https://www.rainn.org/get-information/sexual-assault-prevention oor. Read more...
Vulnerability. Here's a starter list: Willingness to take any recreational substances, low-self-esteem, confidence, control, discipline. Boredom, loneliness, depression, poor judgement, bad environment,etc. Let's talk of good defenses: Opposites of the above! Find a source of support - from solid, safe activity groups like gym, yoga, meditation -thru- individual or group therapy. Be safe. Be strong. Be sober. Read more...

Can someone imagine a sexual assault? Like they think and know details about what happen but it never haven't

Complicated problem. We all daydream, watch TV shows with graphic details, let our minds wander, and have dreams at night. It is not unusual to have "fantasies" - even dark or disturbing ones. This situation is a bit more worrisome. Sometimes we actually have experienced a very traumatic event we can't deal with - and suppress it. Over time, bits and pieces of it work their way out. Please see a psychologist. Read more...

I'm scared of sexual relations after sexual assault?

Sexual assault help. That is totally an understandable response, and goes along with the fact that you had a bad trauma. That kind of trauma will result in you avoiding sexual relations, and possibly people as well. The best way to handle this anxiety and repair the damage is to consult with a mental health professional who can help you get through the trauma, and teach you skills to manage anxiety and fear. Read more...

Is shame common with victims of rape and sexual assault?

Definitely ! Rape and sexual assaults are acts of violence. Society has made these into taboos. Victims of rape need to get counseling with professionals to understand their feelings and deal with the damaging effects of this experience in positive ways. Read more...
Quite common. You can look for help here: http://www.Rainn.Org/get-help be well, . Read more...
Shame. Shame is very common. It is an inevitable feeling :something happened to you that you did not want to happen. Think about it , when something like that happens we have to feel bad there's no other possibility. We give a name to that feeling and that is a feeling of shame. Then there is guilt, guilt is the problem of feeling that we are going to be punished the somehow it was our fault. Read more...
Very common. Many rape victims are reluctant to talk about their experience. They are ashamed they allowed themselves to get in that situation and may have shame about the abuse of their bodies even though they usually are unwilling victims. It is a significant barrier to investigations and prosecution of rapists. Read more...
Shame. Absolutely!!! And that victim needs to find a reputable psychotherapist who specializes in rape trauma. In such cases, the more one can speak of being raped, recognizing it was not their fault, the less shame there will be. And why? Because rape victims often feel "dirty" and have a paralytic fear of being judged by people, whom, they find out are in absolutely no position to do so. Read more...

Who is most concerned after a sexual assault--womens clinic orer?

The victim, first. First and foremost either location can be caring and concerned for the victim herself/himself. The E.R. Is equipped to do "rape kits" and by law must report the incident and submit the evidence to the police for prosecution. Read more...

What is the difference between rape, molestation and sexual assault?

Mostly Similar. I am not sure these are so different - maybe a question of semantics. The important thing is that all of these things happen without a person's consent - and that is wrong. Whether an incident includes unwanted touching, penetration or even verbal assault, it can leave lasting effects on a person. If this has happened to you or someone you know you may want to seek a consult with a professional. Read more...