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For Immediate Help
If you are the victim of violence, including sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, or violence/harassment based on sexual orientation or gender identity, help is available!
Once you are no longer in immediate danger and are in a safe place:
• To help ease the shock, keep yourself warm by using a blanket or coat
• Preserve any evidence. DO NOT:
• Call someone you trust:
• Seek medical attention– Western Maryland Regional Medical Center– 240-964-1200
• Call the police
No two individuals process a traumatic event such as sexual assault in the same manner. There is no “right” or “wrong” reaction to a traumatic event. Some typical reactions may include: