When it comes to sexual violence, misleading information can lead to disastrous consequences. Survivors of sexual violence can end up without any recourse to justice, because they are not believed, or not understood. And perpetrators can remain free to perpetrate again.
It is important, therefore, to set out a few clear facts about sexual violence -
If you find the subject matter of this stressful in any way, take time out to look after yourself in whatever way you can. That might include taking a break from the news, social media, listening to relaxing music, prayer, meditation, losing yourself in a book of fiction, watching an uplifting television programme, or whatever allows you to disconnect from this subject matter for a while. Just long enough to regain your strength.
If you need to talk to someone, then seek help from a trained professional.
If you would like to talk to me, you can contact me on the details set out below. I have trained with Survivors UK to work with survivors of sexual violence.
If you would prefer to speak to a female, I can put you in touch with someone.
Chris Warren-Dickins LPC
Telephone: (201) 779-6917
Online booking: https://www.therapyportal.com/p/cwarrendickins/