THE EFFECTS

Survivors of sexual violence experience trauma in their own way. However, many of the feelings and experiences of sexual trauma can be considered to have similar effects.

Effects may include...                                                                   

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Memory Difficulties
  • Sleeping Difficulties
  • Substance Abuse
  • Self Harm
  • Nightmares
  • Eating Disorder
  • Anger and Frustration
  •  Isolation
  •  Inability to trust
  • Poor self-image
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Panic attacks
  • Flash backs
  • Addictive tendencies

These effects are common among survivors, but by all means not the only effects to such trauma. Whatever it is you are experiencing, it is the effects of the trauma, not who you are as a person.