Rape

Find Compassionate Clinicians who specialize in Rape Recovery in Medina and Fairlawn Ohio

What is it?

 

Rape constitutes sexual intercourse of some kind (vaginal, anal or oral; with a body part or another object) forced on a person against his or her will.  It usually involves physical force, or the threat of physical force. It is also considered rape if the victim is unable to give consent, states such as being drugged, intoxicated or unconscious.

 

 

Aftermath

 

After a traumatic event such as rape or sexual assault, most victims experience physical and emotional reactions.  These can happen immediately or they can be delayed weeks or even months afterward.

  • Shock
  • Mental/emotional numbness
  • Fears about personal safety
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Guilt/Shame
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Headaches/stomachaches
  • loss of interest in sex
  • Avoidance of sexual situations

 

 

The Effect of Rape on Mental Health

 

A study by the World Health Organization found that victims of rape or sexual assault are:

  • 3 times more likely to suffer from depression
  • 6 times more likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder
  • 13 times more likely to abuse alcohol
  • 26 times more likely to abuse drugs
  • 4 times more likely to contemplate suicide

 

Avenues of Counseling and Mediation, LLC has offices in Medina and Fairlawn.  Both locations offer compassionate and experienced Clinicians who specialize in helping individuals mentally and emotionally recover from rape.

For more information about rape and sexual assualt, check out the Rape Crisis Center of Medina and Summit Counties.  If you have been raped or sexually assaulted and need immediate assistance, call the 24 Rape Crisis Hotline, local (330) 434-7273 or toll-free (877) 906-7273.

Rape has a very unfair stigma for the victim. It is not an easy subject to discuss and can be uncomfortable, but it is a subject that needs to be talked about. Spread awareness to anyone you know about the correct ways to act in a sexual situation, and to make sure you always have consent.

 

 

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