How to Help a Friend

If your friend is a survivor of sexual assault, even though it may feel overwhelming, you can help them find some relief.

  • Listen. 
  • Reassure your friend that they are not to blame for the assault.
  • Avoid asking “why” questions. They make your friend feel as if you’re investigating, or they are to blame or that you don’t believe them.
  • Encourage them to seek immediate support.
  • Find a safe place to support for yourself.