Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
10 Ways to Relax
Community Outreach and Education
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What are MY rights?
What is the Law?
Reporting to the Police
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Civil No Contact Order
Domestic Violence Order of Protection
Illinois Bill of Rights for Victims and Witnesses of Violent Crimes
Victims’ Economic Security and Safety Act (VESSA)
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Take Back the Night
Mile Of Quarters
Rock Out Against Rape
Take Back the Day 5k Walk/Run
What to do After The Assault
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How Can I Help the Survivor?
The Male Response
Information for Crime Victims
TAKE BACK THE DAY 5K
Sexual Assault Counseling and Information Service
Sexual Assault & Counseling Information Service (217) 348-5033 or Toll Free Crisis Hotline (888) 345-2846
10 Ways to Relax
Feeling stressed out?
Close your eyes and take 10 breaths, slowly inhaling through your nose and exhaling through your mouth.
While sitting, lace your fingers together over your head, and stretch with palms facing up for 20 seconds. Extend your legs out in front of you and alternately flex and point your feet for 10 seconds.
Take a short walk- and breathe deeply.
Laugh- keep a book of jokes with in reach, and post some favorite cartoons nearby.
Talk things over with a friend or counselor.
Have a cup of tea or a favorite non-alcoholic beverage. Sip it slowly.
Visualize yourself in a pleasant scene- lounging in a mountain meadow, relaxing at the beach, or swinging in a hammock.
Pause to enjoy a healthy snack, such as an apple or some raw nuts.
Give yourself a massage- rub your temples, shoulders, and the back of your neck.
Turn on some soothing music.