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  1. Megan's Story

    ... Marine Corps, not to me.” Megan Brauer is proud of the life she’s built in the Marine Corps. At just 17, she enlisted in the ... common to experience psychological, emotional, and physical effects like sleep disturbances and suicidal thoughts. When Megan realized the ...

    10/11/2017 - 08:56

  2. Tips for Talking with Survivors of Sexual Assault

    ... healing process. “I believe you. / It took a lot of courage to tell me about this.”  It can be extremely difficult for ... can be difficult to watch a survivor struggle with the  effects of sexual assault  for an extended period of time. Avoid phrases that ...

    10/03/2017 - 14:47

  3. Dissociation

    ... believe that dissociation exists on a spectrum. At one end of the spectrum is an experience like daydreaming. At the other end is chronic ... healthcare professional or hospital. effects of sexual assault effects of sexual violence aftermath of ...

    10/03/2017 - 11:43

  4. DoD Safe Helpline

    Department of Defense (DoD) Safe Helpline  provides a way for DoD community members ... Programs Building Hope and Resiliency: Addressing the Effects of Sexual Assault seeks to help survivors begin to recover, heal, and ...

    10/02/2017 - 10:10

  5. Sexual Assault

    ... contact or behavior that occurs without explicit consent of the victim. Some forms of sexual assault include:   Attempted ... self-care can help you cope with the short- and long-term effects of a trauma like sexual assault. ...

    09/25/2017 - 15:05

  6. Sexual Assault of Men and Boys

    ... who have been sexually assaulted or abused may have many of the same feelings and reactions as other survivors of sexual assault, but ... who have been sexually assaulted may experience the same effects of sexual assault as other survivors, and they may face other ...

    09/14/2017 - 11:52

  7. Victims of Sexual Violence: Statistics

    Sexual Violence Affects Millions of Americans On average, there are 321,500 victims (age 12 or ... males. 17 Sexual Violence Can Have Long-Term Effects on Victims The likelihood that a person suffers suicidal or ...

    08/08/2017 - 13:48

  8. Working with a Therapist After Sexual Assault: What You Need to Ask

    ... Assault Working with a therapist is one of the ways survivors learn to manage the effects of sexual violence and work through any challenging thoughts or ...

    07/27/2017 - 16:19

  9. Jeanette's Story

    ... in college, she was facing a tough time. In the middle of an exam period marked by late nights of studying, she received bad news ... still felt isolated and faced some of the challenging effects of sexual assault, such as depression and  sleep disturbances . She ...

    07/05/2017 - 15:22

  10. Samentha’s Story

    “It’s a beautiful thing, to be a survivor of something so heinous.” “I felt like a broken record. It was ... In the years after trial, Samentha struggled with effects from surviving multiple sexual assaults. She began overeating. “I ...

    07/05/2017 - 14:54