Sexual assault is terrifying and traumatic. You may feel scared, emotionally numb, depressed, angry, sad, confused, or a whole range of other emotions. It may be hard to try to figure out what you should say or do after an assault. You may feel disoriented and confused about what to do. Here are some options for ways to take care of and to protect yourself. However, it is most important to trust your instincts and do what will make you feel safe and secure.
National Sexual Assault
Call your college hotline
If you intend on filing an official police report, or if you might want to in the future, the Rape Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) recommends for the purposes of evidence collection that you:
Do not shower
Do not use the restroom
Do not change or dispose of clothes worn when the assault occurred
Do not comb your hair
Do not clean up the crime scene
Do not move anything the offender may have touched.
Again the most important thing is to trust your instincts. Click on the suggestions above for more detailed information.