One of the most common questions survivors of sexual violence ask is, “Will the pain ever end?” When you’re dealing with the events of your past, the pain can seem overwhelming and never ending. Survivors are left to cope with a lot of grief, over what happened and what was lost. Will you ever get… Continue reading Sexual Violence & Grief
Rape and sexual abuse victims often blame themselves. Please know that it was not your fault This is one of the most common questions we see posed at Pandy’s and in other survivor communities. It should really come as no surprise that survivors blame themselves; it seems that society only takes rape seriously when the victim was… Continue reading Was it My Fault? Self-Blame & Survivors
It can be hard to know what to do to help a friend or family member who has been raped or sexually assaulted. Here are some tips on what to do (and what not to do) and how to cope yourself.