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.