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Hotlines are available in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada for the victims of sexual abuse, assault and harassment. It's free and confidential.

If you are in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada and were in any way forced or coerced to perform an activity of sexual nature, then you are a victim of sexual abuse. Sexual abuse is a form of sexual violence. Sexual violence can also be sexual assault, such as unwanted touching or rape, and sexual harassment, which is unwelcome sexual behavior.

There are many people throughout the world who struggle to overcome the aftermath of sexual violence. If you are one of them, getting the right kind of help can make all the difference. In Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada there are 1 hotlines you can contact for support with sexual abuse, assault or harassment. Reach out if you have experienced any of the following:

Examples of sexual violence:

  • Someone making degrading or offensive comments about your body or sexuality, or using sexual terms and language in a way that makes you feel uncomfortable
  • Being kissed or touched without your consent or being made, by coercion or force, to touch or kiss someone
  • Being forced or coerced to have sex without protection from sexually transmitted diseases
  • Being exposed to a violent, hurtful sexual act without your permission
  • An organ or an object being put into your vagina (rape), or anus or mouth (sodomy), without your consent
  • Being used sexually in a way that is humiliating
  • Being filmed or photographed nude or in a sexually explicit way without your permission
  • Catcalls and whistles that make you feel uncomfortable or objectified

Effects of sexual violence:

  • Feeling unsafe and scared that it would happen again
  • Not being able to fall or stay asleep
  • Having nightmares about the sexual abuse you experienced
  • Bursts of fear, anxiety, and panic
  • Feeling guilty about the sexual abuse
  • Feeling as if everyone could see what happened to you
  • Feeling overwhelmed with a range of emotions, like anger, fear, numbness
  • Feeling dirty, damaged, and broken

Everyone responds to experiencing sexual violence differently. It’s perfectly normal to go through very different emotions in a single day. Still, trying to cope with this on your own can be extremely difficult.

If you’re struggling with finding meaning in what occurred to you, talking to hotline staff in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada might help you calm your thoughts and emotions and find a path forward. You don’t have to be alone on your journey toward recovery.

If you are ready to talk to someone about your experience of sexual abuse, assault or harassment, you can contact a hotline in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada for free and confidential support.


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