Physical/Emotional Responses

As a victim of a crime, you may be experiencing a range of physical and emotional responses, such as:

  • Insomnia
  • Nightmares
  • Increased or decreased appetite
  • Other physical symptoms
  • Hyper-vigilance
  • Loss of a sense of power and control
  • Fear
  • Helplessness
  • Anxiety
  • Guilt
  • Anger
  • Confusion
  • Betrayal
  • Self-blame
  • Other emotions

Keep in mind that this is not an exhaustive list. There may be other emotional or physical responses that you experience and that’s normal. Help is available if you would like to talk to someone.