Fact Sheet

If Someone You Love Has Been Raped

If someone you care about is raped you may have a range of reactions: shock, anger, rage, sadness, fear and/or anxiety. It is not unusual for women who have been raped to go from shock to denial - the reality is too harsh. You may go through those changes, too.

It is extremely important to know that your first response to your loved one that has been raped will impact how fast she is able to heal. Sometimes it is difficult to find words, to know what to say. Learn more about how to respond if someone you love has been raped with this Fact Sheet.