Sometimes the pressure to engage in self-care after a traumatic experience can create even more stress. You may wonder if you are doing it correctly or you may feel a need to demonstrate your strength and resilience to others. We hope that this list will inspire you to engage in self-care that is the right fit for what you need. Remember that whatever works for you is the “right” way.
Research shows that 70% of sexual assault survivors experience moderate to severe distress, which is a larger percentage than for any other violent crime. (NSVRC, 2015)