We understand that the time after a sexual assault, whether it happened moments or years ago, can be overwhelming, confusing and frightening.
Whether your assault happened as a child or an adult, whether you remember it or not, no matter your gender identity, sexual orientation, religion or race, what happened was not your fault and healing IS possible
You may have many questions and perhaps they are constantly changing. That’s ok.
There’s no right time to ask for help or right place to start. Sometimes it can be helpful to narrow down your needs before taking a next step.
The Blue Bench is here to meet you where you are in your process, to help you navigate through your questions and to help you choose a path towards healing that’s right for you.
I need help...
Physically and/or emotionally
Was I sexually assaulted? What if my attacker was someone I know? Have other people gone through this?
Depression, confusion, trouble sleeping, nightmares, flashbacks, shame guilt, feeling “crazy”, anger, panic, anxiety
Evidence collection, "rape kits", STI testing, pregnancy and medical reporting
Considering reporting, navigating the legal system, emotional impact, how to report
Worried about support, punishment, anger, sadness, changing relationship dynamics
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