What Should I Do?
- Go to a safe place.
- Find a safe location away from the perpetrator.
- Call a friend, a family member, or someone else you trust who can be with you and give you support.
Rape is a crime, whether the person committing it is a stranger, a date, an acquaintance, or a family member. What's the right thing to do if you've been raped? Take care of yourself in the best way for you. For some people, that means reporting the crime immediately and fighting to see the rapist brought to justice. For others it means seeking medical or emotional care without reporting the rape as a crime. Every person is different.
Understanding what you're going through is the first step to recovery.