For help after a sexual assault, visit There are many lies to keep you from speaking up after a sexual assault. But they are just that, lies. The truth? Sexual assault was not your fault. It was not the way you dressed, because you were drinking or because you didn’t yell for help. But only you can choose what to do next. One option is to seek medical care. Medical professionals can care for your injuries and provide options of reporting the assault. It is your body, so you get to decide how to report the assault. Reporting right away provides the best chance at catching your offender. While you have the option to report later, the investigation will be more difficult, but not impossible. You may have been a victim of sexual assault, but you can become a survivor. Don’t let lies keep you from healing. Because healing is possible.