Everyone heals in their own way and is entitled to choose their outcome. That is why our office wants to prove your supports, to help you navigate this difficult time. Consult the guidelines below after experiencing an incident to be sure you are safe and getting the support you need.
Your healing starts with people you trust. During this difficult time, remember your trusted friends and family can be there for you. Consider telling someone about your experience or ask for assistance if you are comfortable.
If you cannot speak to friends or family, you can absolutely contact Sexual Violence Support and Education, regardless of where or when the incident has taken place.
According to your situation, you may require various options or services. Our office can guide you towards any supports you may need throughout this process. Please visit our Connect to Resources and Services page to see what we can offer. If you need help navigating these resources, please contact Aryan Esgandanian, the Gender & Sexual Violence Intake Support Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or reach out to anyone on our HRE Team.
Take the time to check-in with yourself to see what supports or self-care you need. You know yourself best, so consider what you may need to get through this difficult time. Remember to practice self-care, whatever that may look like for you, because your happiness and mental health matters. Visit our Trauma and Self-Care page for more information and self-care ideas. Aryan and our HRE Team is here to support you too, you can always contact us for help!
Finally, talking about a difficult experience is part of your helping process. Thank yourself for taking the time to heal, and take care of your mental health.