After a traumatic experience several concerns may emerge:
- A variety of strong emotions, including fear, anxiety, depression, guilt, disorientation, powerlessness, shame, shock, disbelief, embarrassment, denial, or anger.
- A number of physical problems, including sleep disturbance, nausea, stomach problems, change in eating habits, and nightmares
- Feeling confused and alone and wondering how to tell family and friends
Even though the assault may have occurred a while ago, there is a need to talk to someone about what happened. Whatever the feelings may be, there are support services available to help.
On-Campus Emotional Support
A campus personal counselor is available for counseling appointments and can assist in off-campus referrals for specialized support services for victims of sexual assault.
Sessions with a campus student personal counselor are completely confidential unless the student identifies that they are a danger to themselves or someone else.
Counseling services are available on campus by appointment.