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Tips for dealing with the impact of crime
 

 

 
 
TALKING TO THOSE CLOSE TO YOU ABOUT THE CRIME MAY HELP:

It may help us to talk about what happened with other people. Although it is very often difficult and distressing to talk about the crime, sharing our experience, thoughts and feelings with someone else can be positive.
Having someone talking to us and helping us think things through can also help us understand better what happened.
If you don’t have anyone to talk to, contact SUBVENIA VICTIMA contactus@subvenia.pl or 0048 91 4 330 339

IT’S A GOOD IDEA
TO GET PROFESSIONAL HELP:

If the situation deteriorates to the point that we are unable to deal with it on our own, we should seek professional help.
Talk to your doctor or visit psychologist

SAY HOW YOU FEEL:

It may be important to explain to people around you what really happened and how you feel. Family and friends may have difficulty understanding why we are reacting in a certain way and may worry.
It can be positive for everyone to talk about what happened.

 
 
THE IMPACT OF THE CRIME
WILL LESSEN OVER TIME:

The vast majority of people recover and get back to living a normal life!

We should try to take the view that most of our reactions will fade away and that most people recover and are able to live a normal life again.

How a psychologist
can help:

You should know that a victim of crime and his/her relatives have the right to free specialist assistance of a psychologist.
You may encounter various emotions, naggingthoughts, questions, doubts, frequent fatigue and/or physical pain. Being a victim of crime is hard for everyone, so it is understandable that it might be difficult for you as well.
A professional psychologist will support and understand you. A psychologist becomes your companion helping you to go through the aftermath of a crime.
Most importantly, you are not alone. You have a person and place to provide you with professional service whenever needed.
During a meeting you can talk as much as you are ready to share. No one is going to push you to do anything. Of course, it is important that you talk about difficult issues without concealing them, but it is always you who decide when the right moment comes.
A psychologist will always carefully listen to you and understand emotions that may come up. A psychologist will pay attention to what you say and how you feel about it.
Sessions with a psychologist are based on acceptance, trust and good relationship.
It is important that a professional assistance is used not only by adults but children as well. Even if the latter were not direct victims but witnesses of a crime, they should receive support of a specialist. Sincechildren mayalso frequently encounter difficult emotions and concerns, so it is good to have a well-trained professional talking to them.
Remember, a psychologist will never be judgmental or criticize you. Every day, a psychologist deals with different people and situations, andeveryone is considered equally important.

You can also contact SUBVENIA VICTIMA contactus@subvenia.pl or 0048 91 4 330 339