5 Ways to Support a Sexual Assault Survivor

CONTENT WARNING: This article contains mention of sexual assault.

If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, there is help available. At TCU, call the 24/7 confidential counseling helpline at 817-257-7233 or contact TCU Confidential Advocate Ms. Leah Carnahan at l.carnahan@tcu.edu or 817-257-5225.


You can also call the national sexual assault hotline at 1-800-656-4673.

Photo by Flow Clark via Unsplash


Sexual Assault: sexual contact or behavior that occurs without explicit consent of the victim. (RAINN)


Unfortunately, sexual assault is an issue that faces too many men and women in our society. Even more unfortunately, these survivors are often left unsupported and forced to deal with the trauma alone.


Below is a list of ways for you to best support a survivor that you may know:

1. Listen
2. Believe Them.

Read the rest of the article where I originally posted it, on HerCampus.com --> https://www.hercampus.com/school/tcu/5-ways-support-sexual-assault-survivor/.

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