Abuse, Trauma and PTSD

Abuse: It’s not your fault.

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Sexual Assault:

Sexual assault is any type of sexual contact or behavior that occurs without the explicit consent of the recipient. Falling under the definition of sexual assault are sexual activities as forced sexual intercourse, forcible sodomy, child molestation, incest, fondling, and attempted rape. (United States Department of Justice)

Resources for you:

National Sexual Assault Hotline 
To be connected to the rape crisis center nearest to you, dial
1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)
1-877-739-3895Emotional and Physical Abuse:

Resources for and about Children

PTSD and Veterans

veteran-mental-healthPosttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can occur after someone goes through a traumatic event like combat, assault, or disaster. Most people have some stress reactions after a trauma. If the reactions don’t go away over time or disrupt your life, you may have PTSD. (United States Department of Veteran Affairs)

 

Links for Mental Health Resources for Veterans:

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