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Should I tell my friends and family?
In the aftermath of crisis, having the support of people you trust and who care about you is invaluable. Regardless of whether you take further action, many survivors have found the assault to be more emotionally devastating when it was kept inside.
If you've been sexually assaulted, nobody except you understand how you feel. There is no 'correct' response; however, you may find it helps to know how other people have reacted to sexual violence. Some common reactions are:
Do I have to report this to the RCMP?
Victims of sexual violence are powerless over being assaulted however; part of gaining power back is taking control of the here and now. You can empower yourself to make informed choices about next steps.
Dr. Sadler usually works at the Health Centre on Thursday and Friday.
Dr. Jean Cameron Graduated from St. FX and then went on to Dalhousie Medical School. After finishing medical school, Dr. Cameron was recruited by Father Syd Mifflen to become a Physician at St. Francis Xavier University Health Centre where she has been practicing for nearly 25 years. Dr. Cameron has four sons, one who graduated from Guelph University and three of whom have also attended St. FX. Her hobbies include skiing, golfing and running. She enjoys getting to know the students. Dr. Cameron usually works at the Health Centre on Thursday and Friday.
Dr. Richard Felderhof joined the St. Francis Xavier University Health Centre team in 2009. He brings forward almost 40 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Felderhof graduated from Dalhousie University Medical School and became a GP. His interests include kayaking, canoeing, and cross country skiing. Dr. Felderhof decided to work at St. FX because he enjoys the atmosphere and getting to know the students. He is usually working at the Health Centre on Tuesday and Wednesdays.
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