Survivors of sexual assault often face a heightened risk of experiencing suicidal thoughts or behaviours (Gilmore et al., 2020). This is something to pay attention to as we speak with survivors, and to normalize as a common response to being sexually assaulted.

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There are many community-based sexual assault programs throughout BC that provide emotional support and counselling services to survivors of sexual violence including:

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The 24/7 Addiction Medicine Clinician Support Line provides telephone consultation to physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, midwives, and pharmacists involved in addiction and substance use care and treatment in British Columbia. Consultation can include support in screening, assessment, treatment, and management of substance use and substance use disorder(s).

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