What every rape victim should do after been abused or molested
Rape is forced or unwanted, its about power not sex. A rapist uses actual force or violence or the threat of it to take control over another human being.
Most people even go to the length of using drugs to take away the victims ability to fight back.
Rape is indeed a serious crime whether the person committing is a date, stranger, or family member. No matter how it happened, rape is upsetting, people who have been raped or rape victim especially young gender both male/female need care, comfort, and a way to heal.
What’s the right thing to do if one has been abused or molested
* seek medical care
* Deal with the feelings
* lastly take care of yourself.
The person should know that the rape was not his/her fault. Because no one has the right to have sex with you against your will. The blame for a rape lies solely with the rapist. Most people who are raped know their rapist, that can sometimes lead the person who has been abused to try to protect the perpetrator. Reporting a rape may help protect others from that particular person and may help you feel a little less like you were a victim.
Seeking medical advice also goes a long way to help the person or victim. Most medical centers have doctors and counsellor’s who have been trained to take good care of victims both male/female who have been molested. Its important to take health care because a doctor will need to check for (STDs) and internal injuries.
Also talking to a trained listener or counselor can help the victim begin to release some of the emotions they are feeling, so that he/she can start to feel calm and safe again.
In dealing with feelings, rape is not just a physical damaging its also emotionally traumatic. Someone who has been raped either both genders might feel a lot of things which include: anger, depression, numb, confusion. Sometimes the feelings surrounding it may show up in physical way such as; trouble eating, sleeping and lack of concentration in school.
I think that talking about rape in a safe environment with the help and support of a trained professional is the best way to ensure long term healing, it can also help people avoid potentially harmful behaviours and emotions like major depression and self-injury….