Is everything OK Janette? You've been acting very different lately. As a friend, I am starting to get worried.
I don't know if I should open up to her. I don't want her to judge me.
*Janette agrees to talk about how she is feeling and opens up to her friend about the sexual harassment which took place with Mr.Dinkleberg.*
Have you considered contacting Quebec's sexual assault hotline which is open weekdays from 8:30a.m. to 4:30p.m. at 1-877-547-3727?
If you say it could help, I will give it a try.
Hello, I've been a victim of sexual harassment by a teacher at my school. Is there any way you can help me? I feel awful right now and I don't know what to do.
Of course! Anything you text will be confidential unless specifically requested otherwise.
*Janette reports the harassment case to a trusted adult she feels comfortable with and seeks for help.*
A couple of days later...
Hi principle Jerry. I have something serious to report...
I am outraged! I will deal with the issue. Meanwhile, I suggest you see a therapist to help you deal with the psycologial effects as I am not a professional in this field.
No problem Janette! It is after all my job as a therapist to assist you and give you tools to move forwards, past this episode.
I am feeling better now that I have finally opened up and talked about the issue. You have helped me a lot
If you are or know of anyone who is being sexually harassed or assaulted, there are ways to help. Talk to loved ones, someone you trust, friends, school staff you trust or even therapists. You can also call Quebec's sexual assault hotline at 1-877-547-3727. Some people will care and help you go through whatever it is you are going through and opening up is an important step to stop the sexual harassment from happening and help you feel better!