Answering your questions.

Here are some answers to questions we have received in the past from our survivor community. We hope these answers can help survivors, advocates, and the general public learn more about trauma and survivor healing.

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Meaning Making
Managing Trauma Impact
Understanding Trauma & Violence
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Supporting Survivors
Healing Week
Seeking Help After Trauma
Sharing Your Story

If I want to seek professional help for my experiences, what are my options?

Meaning Making

There is so much going on in the world. My trauma feels insignificant compared to what others are going through. How do I manage that?

Understanding Trauma & Violence

Can you talk about sexting coercion?

Managing Trauma Impact

How to deal with people with trauma who cross your boundaries because of it?

Understanding Trauma & Violence
Managing Trauma Impact

Why do I self-harm and what is the best way to stop?

Healing Week
Meaning Making
Managing Trauma Impact

So how do you heal from trauma?

Seeking Help After Trauma
Sharing Your Story

I don’t talk about my assault to my therapist because I’m scared to relive it, how do I move on?

Meaning Making
Understanding Trauma & Violence

How do I know whether I have trauma?

Managing Trauma Impact

I have a hard time with touch due to sexual trauma in my childhood, but I Have two kids who are always touching me. Is there a way to cope with all of that touching?

Meaning Making
Understanding Trauma & Violence

How do I know if I was coerced into having sex?

Meaning Making

Does anyone else feel like you made everything up? Like it’s all fake and it never happened?

Managing Trauma Impact

How do you work through the triggers from trauma in your daily life?

Managing Trauma Impact

Are there ways I can heal my trust issues in relationships?

Meaning Making

I feel like my trauma will always be a part of me. Is that a bad thing to think?

Meaning Making

I didn’t know I lived with trauma until I started therapy...now I can’t help but minimize it?

Seeking Help After Trauma
Sharing Your Story

How do I disclose my trauma to my friends and family?

Supporting Survivors

What can I do to help end sexual violence?

Managing Trauma Impact

Why is it so difficult for me to manage my emotions?

Supporting Survivors

What should I do if someone tells me they have been sexually assaulted?

Managing Trauma Impact
Meaning Making

I got assaulted, but I don’t really feel anything...is something wrong with me?

Managing Trauma Impact
Meaning Making

How do I know if my experience counts as sexual assault?

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