• Confusion

    After experiencing sexual assault or relationship abuse, it’s hard to know how to react.

  • Emotions

    Self-harm is a form of hurting oneself on purpose, usually done when trying to release painful emotions.

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    If you're in pain, remember that help is available 24/7.

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    When we go through difficult times, it is really important to talk about it even if it may not be easy for us or for others. It may happen that some people may not be comfortable talking about mental health, but the fact that they are open to listening is already helpful.

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Learning more about what steps you can take following any assaults can help ground you or someone you know in a difficult time.

If you have experienced an anti-LGBTQ+ attack, prioritize your safety first. If you are in immediate danger, call emergency services or find a safe space as quickly as possible. Once you are safe, consider documenting the incident, including any relevant details, locations, and descriptions of the attacker(s). Seek medical attention if necessary and consider reaching out to friends, family, or support groups for emotional support.