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Wellness Center

After an Assault

Remember that the sexual assault was not your fault. No one deserves to be sexually assaulted. You are not alone. Support is available on campus to assist you.

The effects of a trauma like sexual assault can be significant and long-lasting. While every survivor is unique, you may find that you experience some or all of the symptoms of Rape Trauma Syndrome, a type of post-traumatic stress disorder. The links in the Resources section and these brochures can provide you with more information:

Many survivors find it helpful to talk to a counselor. Each person decides how she or he wants to use the counseling experience. For example, some want help recovering their sense of control over their lives, getting back on track academically, deciding who will be the best support during recovery, coping with not being believed, or dealing with self blame and loss of confidence.

Regardless of how much time has passed since the sexual assault, counseling and referrals are available at the Wellness Center.

THINGS TO CONSIDER IF THE ASSAULT OCCURRED RECENTLY

 

IF THE ASSAULT OCCURRED SOME TIME AGO

Remember that you do not have to go through this alone. The Wellness Center can help with:

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Wellness Center
Loyola University Chicago · 6439 N. Sheridan Road, Suite 311, Chicago, IL 60626
Phone: 773.508.2530 · Fax: 773.508.8790

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