How to take care of yourself after speaking up and stepping in
  • Understand your own feelings. You may also feel confused, hurt, angry, or frightened. Such feelings are normal.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for outside help.
  • Know and respect your own limits. There is only so much you can do to help your friend or a stranger. You can provide support, compassion, and companionship when your friend wants it, but try not to make commitments that you can’t fulfill.
  • Remember that it was not your fault. You may feel guilty, thinking that somehow you could have prevented a violent situation or other not good thing from happening. Don’t forget that you are not responsible for someone else’s actions.