Experiencing sexual or relationship violence can be an overwhelming and isolating experience. Sexual assault and relationship violence are traumatic experiences that can interrupt your life at home, work and school. It can sometimes affect your relationships with friends and family. Many victims try to cope and manage their feelings on their own, which is a common response to dealing with such a painful and frightening experience.
At Saint Louis University, we want you to know that you are not alone. We are here to support and encourage you. Whether your experience was long ago or a recent event, we are here to provide help, support and resources. We also value and protect your confidentiality throughout the process.
What Should I Do?
You have several options to consider as you move forward. You can choose to do any of the following:
- Consult with a caring professional
- Make an official report
- Receive medical attention
- Pursue housing and safety options
- Engage in ongoing therapy with a qualified professional
When it comes to counseling, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Instead, we strive to respect where you are and what you are ready to do. When you are ready, we are here.
If you have questions or would like to speak confidentially with a counselor, please call 314-977-TALK.