Why Don’t People Open Up?

Although it’s becoming more acceptable for people to discuss their personal struggles with mental health, their’s still this stigma and fear of being shamed, criticized, labeled, and dismissed. Therefore, people tend to shy away from discussing their...

Self-Care for Sexual Assault Survivors

After a sexual assault, the victim is left to pick up the pieces of his/her lives and often doesn’t know where to begin or what to do. It doesn’t matter if the assault, including childhood sexual abuse, occurred, one month ago, one year ago, or even 20...

How Sexual Assault Impacts Survivors

Sexual assault can be devastating and life-changing while leaving its victims to pick up the pieces of their lives. The aftermath of sexual trauma can affect survivors in surprising ways. Relationships can be damaged, risky behaviors may develop, the survivor may...

Understanding Sexual Assault

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and I’m going to  be covering issues related to this topic, including clarifying what it is and isn’t. Sexual assault can include physical contact such as rape and fondling as well as non-contact such as sexual...