How To Help a Friend Who Has Been Sexually Assaulted

BELIEVE your friend.

LISTEN
without judging.

TELL
them you care.  

FOLLOW
your friend's lead. Support his/her decisions.

REASSURE
your friend that this is not her fault.

RESPECT
your friendís confidentiality; do not confront the attacker.

EXPECT
all sorts of emotions, including lack of emotion and/or shock.

GIVE
your friend time. The recovery process is different for each victim and it may take time.


If someone has sexually assaulted you, you are not alone. This website offers resources for sexual assault survivors.
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Telephone Resources
Emergency       911

SEMCAC Family Clinic
507.452.4307

WSU Counseling Center
507.457.5330

WSU Security
507.457.5555

WSU Student Health Services
507.457.5160

Winona County Sheriff
(non-emergency) 507.457.6386

Winona Police Department
(non-emergency) 507.454.6302

Womenís Resource Center, 24-Hour Crisis Line
507.452.4453

Womenís Resource Center
(non-emergency) 507.452.4440