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marimo
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Trigger Warning.....
Someone I know has recently survived a kidnapping and attempted rape, but was able to escape. I have not talked to her directly, and I live far away from her but I wanted to know what I can do to help her? Are there any good resources I can offer her?

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Molias
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One thing you could do is just reach out, in whatever way you normally talk to her (phone, email, etc.) to let her know you're thinking of her and maybe ask specifically if there's a way you can support her. It could be that she doesn't know yet exactly what she needs from her friends, but just letting her know you want to be supportive might be helpful. And if she does know something you could do to help, then you'll know that and have a sense of the best things you can do for her.

As for resources, if there's a rape crisis center in her area that could definitely be a big help to her. If you know the general area she lives in, we can do some looking to see if there's one around her.

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