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I don’t know what to do

The feelings you may be having after a sexual assault can be overwhelming and confusing. You may be trying to figure out what happened, who to tell, whether to tell anyone, and/or what your next steps should be. In addition, there are likely many questions specific to your experience and needs. All of these questions, thoughts, and considerations can limit our ability to make decisions. It sometimes feels easier to do nothing, than something, because it all feels so tough.

There are confidential resources for you to talk through your needs, questions, and options. You don’t have to know what you want or need to use these resources. Folks on the phone can assist you in untangling all the thoughts you are having that may feel mixed up and unclear.

In the state of Colorado, you do have options. Colorado recognizes that, sometimes, you just need time to know what it is you want to do and to understand what is available to you.

You can consider seeking help at a medical facility that provides specialized sexual assault survivor care. These programs, called Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) or Forensic Nurse Examiner (FNE) programs, employ specially trained nurses who can work with you and make sure you are okay, as well as collect evidence if you would like.

Take a look at our Colorado map to find resources in your area.

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