There are lots of things you may feel or notice after a sexual assault. You might even have times when you feel like you’re going crazy – you’re not! What you are experiencing are normal reactions to a ‘crazy-making’ situation.
Everyone is unique, and reacts in their own way. There’s no “one way” and no “right way” to react but it can feel quite confusing at times. Reactions to sexual assault or sexual abuse are referred to as “symptoms” and are often automatic (meaning we don’t necessarily think about them before we do them). Learn more about some of the common impacts of sexual abuse, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.