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.
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