Sexual assault happens far too often, but unfortunately, it’s still heavily stigmatized in our society. Due to the stigma, many sexual assault survivors don’t receive the support they need or are disbelieved completely — but we can change the way we treat survivors.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, so here are 6 ways to support survivors this month (and every month). 1. Allow survivors to share their stories when they’re ready. Sexual assault can be painful and traumatic, not only in the moment but also for months or years afterward.
Speaking about the experience of being assaulted can bring repressed memories to the surface and cause trauma responses, so even if you want to be a supportive listener, don’t push your loved one toRead more on themighty.com