Help with Sexual Assault
Some ways to get help with sexual assault
1 in 5 (20%) of women in college will be sexually assaulted. Not surprising but only 4% of men in college will be sexually assaulted. Most college student that are sexually assaulted are assaulted by someone they know. The sad thing is almost half of the women sexually assaulted do not tell anyone. Only about 5% of rapes on college campus' are reported making it that 95% of sexual assaulters get away with it.
Ways to get help
Here are six helpful tips to get help.
- Try to get to a place where you feel safe.
- Reach out for support.
- Call someone you trust, such as a friend or a family member. You are not alone; there are people who can give you the support you need.
- Call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at (800) 656-HOPE—your call is free and is anonymous and confidential.
- Seek medical attention as soon as possible. Medical care is important to address any injuries you may have and to protect against sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy.
- Most important, know that the assault is not your fault.