Trauma is easier to cope with when you have support, just like a broken bone is easier to set with a cast. We’ve compiled a list of resources for sexual assault and domestic abuse survivors, ranging from online group counseling to books, retreats, and peer support.
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This list includes resources for women and men; young adults and children; disabled, trans, nonbinary, and LGBTQIA+ survivors; and survivors of color. Many of the websites linked here have their own lists of resources, so you can find even more options with just a few clicks.
Avoidance — one of the most common manifestations of PTSD — often makes it difficult for survivors to tackle their trauma head-on, particularly if the trauma is acute or recent.
As daunting as it may be to pick up the phone and call a hotline, inquire about group therapy, or attend a trauma-informed yoga class, taking an active role in your recovery will be the most empowering thing you can do for yourself.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE!
VISIT THE WEB SITE FOR AN IN DEPTH LIST OF RESOURCES.
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