It has been a hard and draining week for those who have survived sexual assault personally, or know someone who has. Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s difficult yet powerful testimony stirred up painful personal memories for so many people, and emboldened thousands of people to share their #MeToo, #BelieveSurvivors and #WhyIDidntReport stories on social media. This courage is inspiring, but can also be triggering for those that have gone through it. RAINN, the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, reported that calls to the National Sexual Assault Hotline were up 147 percent on Thursday.
All-of-us must take the time to support ourselves and others who have survived sexual assault.
1 Practice self-care