SAAM Links and Resources Pt 1

10 Ways To Help A Friend Who Has Been Sexually Assaulted

Sexual assault is unfortunately very common. In fact, according to RAINN, someone is sexually assaulted in the United States every 107 seconds. That is insane and terrifying. Sexual assault is a completely and utterly awful thing that makes no sense. Victims and survivors of sexual assault are often left feeling alone and don’t know what to do. Rape culture is another thing that makes it so difficult to deal with and leaves 68% of sexual assaults unreported.

We’ve talked a lot on Gurl about how to deal if you’ve been sexually assaulted. It’s also important to know what to do if your friend has been sexually assaulted. Hopefully it never happens to you or any of your friends, but it’s very useful to be prepared on how to help:

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