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Want to help friend who was raped
Posted on: 11/21/2002
I know someone who was raped at an early age of 13. She's 17 now, and has only told 3 people. This doesn't include her family. She can't trust anyone, and she gets upset easily. It's starting to make me sick, and I feel scared for her health. She says that if I tell her mom, she would probably never talk to me again. Is it the right thing to do by me telling her mother? Or her? What's the best way of approaching a situation like this?
If you are worried about your friend, help her to contact a counselor, or hotline. It is important that she talk to someone, and you are a good friend to be so worried. If she will not talk to anyone, you have to chose what to do -- maybe tell a school counselor, who can help.
Nancy Brown, PhD.