Rape and sexual abuse can happen to anybody and can affect survivors in so many ways. There are so many feelings to deal with which can often seem overwhelming – fear, anger, confusion, numbness, difficulty in making decisions, shock, rage, disbelief, panic. Trauma can affect people in different ways, some people may become withdrawn, depressed, want to be alone, isolate themselves, others may have panic attacks and be full of fear not wanting to go out, some may carry on with normal everyday life, seemingly as if nothing has happened, others may display anger and aggression. Anxiety and fear are common emotions that can be experienced, talking to a professional could make these feelings easier to discuss and explore.