If you feel drunkdrugged know you have not had much

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If you feel drunk/drugged & know you have not had much to drink: Get help from someone you trust Don’t let someone you just met help you Go to hospital “Safer” Behaviors, (Con’t)
#MeToo Social Media Campaign Brings voice & face to survivors Helps survivors connect with survivors for support National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-656-HOPE Orange County Rape Crisis 24 hr. Hotline: 714-957-2737, 949-831-9110 They have a great training program Resources
Healing From Abuse
Accept that NONE of the abuse that happened was your fault Stop blaming yourself! Understand that you did the best you could You got through it & you survived You are strong! You won’t forget what happened But it does not need to still hurt & negatively impact your life Accept & Understand
Healing is possible! You don’t have to keep hurting or suffering There are things you can do to heal & move on You are so much more than what was done to you Reading can help you to better understand the long-term consequences of abuse & not feel alone Look at reading list I’ve provided on canvas Accept & Understand, (Con’t)
Look at the impact of the abuse in your life How it affected you then How it’s still affecting you now Talk to persons you trust - it helps to get it out Secrecy is damaging Assess “damage” & problem-solve Problems trusting, enjoying sexual pleasure, low self- esteem, etc. Healing
Grieve for innocence lost, for pain, etc. Deal with anger towards perpetrator & those who did not protect you Don’t turn anger inward Forgiveness of others may or may not help It’s up to you Main advantage of forgiveness is for us to let go of anger & move on Healing, (Con’t)
Whenever possible, avoid being around perpetrator This can be very difficult – especially if it’s a “secret” and no one knows If you’re unhappy & stuck seek therapy There are counselors available at OCC health center Healing, (Con’t)
Listen, be patient Don’t judge or blame Support them & tell them you care & are there for them Hold them if they’d like Help them make decisions but don’t tell them what to do When Someone Tells You About Their Abuse
Ask them how you can help Encourage them to call hotline or get professional help Read about the impact of abuse so you can better help them Provide them with resources When Someone Tells You About Their Abuse, (Con’t)
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