Being prepared for an assault or attack is important to keep yourself protected. However, it is also important to contemplate on the potential effects of an assault after it has happened. The self-defense aftermath can be very scary; perhaps as scary as the assault itself. More often than not, women would not be able to move on from the negative encounter. Some other possible effects of a self-defense attack, which you should prepare for, include the following:
1. Dealing with Law Enforcers, the Police, and the Law – You should expect that the police would be involved after the assault. As such, you should be mentally prepared for it. Regardless if you are only acting in self-defense, if you have used weapons, the police would ask for your statement about the details of the attack. Women should be objective when giving out statements to the police instead of panicking or being emotional. In addition, you should remain calm when giving out the details to the police so you can be sure that you are providing them the correct information. Although it is legal to use violence or weapons for defending oneself during an assault or attack, the police would still be persistent in hearing the details of the event specifically if the situation prompts charges against the assailants. It is advisable to inquire about counseling victims since you are a victim of an assault.
2. Adrenaline Rush – It is natural to feel an adrenaline rush right after the assault. This condition can result in Tachypsychia. Tachypsychia may cause memory distortion, memory loss, or time distortion. Many assault victims feel shaky as a result of the adrenaline rush. Their minds will still focus on fear even after the danger has passed on. Although there is nothing one can do to stop an adrenaline rush, it is best to be mentally prepared. Running is one of the best ways to use up your adrenaline and calm your body after being confronted with a scary experience.
3. Property Damage – After an assault, a great chance of property damage is at hand depending on the kind of assault you have experienced. For instance, thieves usually break windows or doors to get into your house. You may have lost your purse with credit cards during an attack. You have to repair the properties, which have been damaged in the attack or cancel your credit cards after they have been stolen. Thus, these are additional consequences that you have to prepare for during assaults or attacks.
4. Feeling Secure Once Again – More often than not, it may take some time to recover from an assault. It may take weeks, months, or even years to continue or go back to your routine comfortably. There would always be a feeling of paranoia after the attack. Although you would be more aware of your surroundings after being assaulted or attacked, it still can be scary. As such, you have to prepare for the feeling of paranoia and try to feel safe again after an attack.