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EEB

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*TW sexual assault*
The reason I started self harming is that, when I get angry, I feel like there's no outlet other than hurting myself. I'm so fucking mad right now that I don't know what to do. My friend was sexually assaulted by her co-worker, and it doesn't seem like her work is going to pay any attention to what happened. I live too far away to get her out of the house for a while, and I'm so fucking scared that she'll do something self destructive. I don't know what to do, and I'm so scared and angry that I can't think straight. I just want to beat the hell out of the asshole that hurt her and the assholes who won't listen, but I can't do that. I can't do anything, I'm useless and she won't talk to me. What the fuck do I do?
 
stygianiron222

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tell the police, maybe they can help.
also i think both you and your friend should go to a psychiatrist since she might be experiencing PTSD from the assualt. try finding a different outlet for your anger: music, screaming into a pillow, drawing, etc. self harm will not help, so try using ice cubes or drawing on your arm.
 
kimidare

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Hi,

I live in France so it s maybe different in your country.
Here, we can call or send an email to the occupational health in cases like that.
Can she talk to a trusted colleague at least, to avoid being alone with the assaulter ?

Try to talk with her even if you can t come to her house.
It s okay to show your angry against the assaulter. But the most important is to be here for her. It s possible that she will doubt of herself due to the inactivity/minimization of the aggression at work. She must know that it s their reaction that is wrong, not hers.
And it s okay to be confused, hurted, but she doesn t have to be ashamed (it s common for victims to be ashamed). With time and recovery it will go better, even if it seems impossible now.
 

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