A year and a half ago I was sexually assaulted by my friend's boyfriend. I had already been depressed for years leading up to this. I've had a lot of suicidal tendencies in my lifetime but I could never do it, especially after my cousin did so several years ago and it was devastating for my entire family.
The real problem is that the guy who assaulted me shows up at my school often. This almost always causes the panic attacks I've mentioned before. Thanks to some of the help I've gotten here I've got some control over my panic attacks, but I don't know how to deal with seeing this guy on a day to day basis.
My logical brain tells me to press charges against him, but it's my word against him and I have no proof. And when I told my father what happened, he got really mad and it seemed as if he blamed me for what happened. There's just no way for me to avoid this guy unless I dropped out of school and that's just not an option for me.
He was eighteen and I was fifteen when all of this happened. I'm sixteen now, and all of this is just too much and I really don't know what to do about it. Can someone please help me?
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