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I fear people will find out that i was raped, I feel ashamed!

Question: I was raped and I feel ashamed, guilty and alone. I can’t imagine feeling better although I desperately want to… I have so many fears – what if people find out and they gossip about me, what if I just don’t feel better? I wish I could have stopped it but I just couldn’t. Teentalker , 18-year-old

Dear Teentalker,

Thanks for writing to us. I can understand how abusive and sad you feel at this. I am so sorry to hear that you went through such a traumatic experience. There is no easy way to get through this, so thank you for reaching out and working towards helping yourself – you are not alone we can help you with this.

Here are a few active steps you can take to help yourself:

In Brief:

  • Remember that none of this was your fault and you are not to blame
  • Extend some compassion towards yourself because you weren’t in a position to have changed anything – and yo.....

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