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26/06/2015 09:10 BST | Updated 26/06/2015 09:59 BST

Blog Helps Survivors Of Domestic Violence And Sexual Assault Talk About The Lasting Impact Of Abuse

Abuse continues to impact lives long after the assault has been committed, as survivors know all to well.

New blog Lasting Impact aims to raise awareness about "the long term impacts of sexual assault, domestic violence, and physical and emotional abuse", by providing a platform where survivors can share their experiences anonymously.

The campaign also hopes to help men and women come to terms with their experience of abuse, by showing them that "they are not alone".

Take a look at some of their honest, eye-opening and inspirational posts below.

Approximately 70% of people who hear voices report their voices first occurred following a traumatic event. Fortunately, many people learn to cope with upsetting or angry voices by understanding the message behind the words and recognizing that voices may be providing information into emotional problems. If you are hearing voices, you are not alone and there are resources that can help. Information courtesy of Intervoice. 

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For support on domestic violence here in the UK, you can contact Women’s Aid - support for abused women and children - on 0808 2000 247. Contact Broken Rainbow - the LGBT domestic violence charity - on 0845 2 60 55 60. Or contact Men’s Advice Line - advice and support for men experiencing domestic violence and abuse - on 0808 801 0327.

For rape support you can contactRape Crisis services for women and girls who have been raped or have experienced sexual violence - 0808 802 9999. Or contact Survivors UK who offer support for men and boys - 0845 122 1201.

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