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How do I get over it

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I have been raped What do i do to get over it


Hello there, thank you so much for reaching out to us.

Firstly, we want to extend our deepest sympathy to you for experiencing such a traumatic event. It takes immense courage to reach out for help, and we want to assure you that you are not alone. What you’ve been through is incredibly difficult, and it’s important to acknowledge your feelings and give yourself the time and space to heal.

It’s important to remember that what happened to you is not your fault. No one ever deserves to be harmed in this way, and you have every right to support and justice. If you feel comfortable and safe doing so, we encourage you to consider reporting the assault to the Gardaí. They are trained to handle cases like yours with sensitivity and respect.

In addition to seeking legal recourse, it’s essential to prioritise your emotional well-being. There are Rape Crisis Centres located nationwide that offer confidential support and counselling services specifically for survivors of sexual violence. These centres provide a safe space for you to express your feelings, process what happened, and learn coping mechanisms to help you through this challenging time. You can find out more about their services here

Remember, you are never alone on this journey. The Childline team is here for you, ready to offer support and guidance whenever you need it. Whether you prefer to talk over the phone or through live chat, Childline is available 24 hours a day, every day. You can reach out to them at 1800 66 66 66 or through Live Chat at

Please know that healing from such a traumatic experience takes time, and it’s okay to ask for help and take things one step at a time. You are strong, resilient, and deserving of love and support. You have the power to overcome this, and there are people who care about you and want to help you through it.

Look after yourself, and please reach out for support soon,


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