Don't be surprised if you find it hard to cope after becoming a victim of crime.
Some useful tips to help you cope with this difficult time include:
Remember that you are reacting normally to an abnormal situation.
Being a witness to a traumatic or violent event can have a deep impact on people, especially children.
Even if you were not physically hurt or involved in the traumatic event, you can still be psychologically affected by what you have seen or heard.
To speak with a counsellor from the Victim Support Service, phone (08) 9425 2850 or Freecall 1800 818 988.
Last updated: 18-Feb-2013
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