Every shelter needs workers distributed throughout who can be on the lookout for signs of sexual violence, said Ann Robison, the executive director of the Montrose Center, which offers mental health counseling and other services for LGBTQ people in Houston. “It’s almost like posting a guard,” she said.
The Central Texas Veterans Health Care System hosted a mental health summit at the Doris Miller Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center on Friday. The event drew almost 100 people, including members of groups helping veterans.
The connection between this paralysis response and suffering greater PTSD and depression makes sense at the intuitive level, clinicians say. Women, men and children who are sexually assaulted and think they should have resisted but did not may also be prone to feeling guilt and shame.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) in its report faulted branches of the Department of Defense for having policies inconsistent with official Pentagon rules for post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury or sexual trauma.
Patients who have a history of sexual trauma may be more likely to respond to interpersonal psychotherapy for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) than other common psychotherapies, according to a study.
The 31-year-old writer discusses feminism, sexual violence and misogyny in the context of partisan politics and her personal life.
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights is investigating Baylor University’s handling of sexual violence reports on campus, the department confirmed Wednesday.
“Sexual minority” youth — defined as gay, lesbian and bisexual or not sure — experience substantially higher levels of physical and sexual violence and bullying than their heterosexual peers, according to a new report released today from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Following a high-profile case where a rape victim was jailed, advocates for the mentally ill are asking Harris County to improve training for prosecutors and deputies. This comes as the sheriff’s department handles a growing number of cases involving people with psychiatric issues.
That’s the stated goal of the program, to give mental health treatment to the offenders, and release those who are deemed ready for life on the outside. But in the last two decades, not one person has ever been fully released back home.
Occasionally former captives go back to their homes, but often they end up in one of 17 camps in Nigeria set up to assist the thousands of residents displaced by war and terrorism in the country. The UNICEF report examined attitudes toward the former kidnap victims and their children, who were born of conflict-related sexual Read more
New research reveals the severe mental health problems experienced by men and women trafficked to the UK for sexual exploitation, domestic servitude and forced labor, including high levels of depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Broadcaster told US interviewer ‘self-pity is the ugliest emotion’ in people offended or upset by violence or rape in drama.
Mental health charity Mind has disavowed comments made by its President Stephen Fry – after he told sexual abuse survivors to ‘grow up’ and stop ‘self-pitying’.
A patient at St. Elizabeths Hospital has been charged with sexually assaulting another patient at the District’s public psychiatric institution, according to D.C. police.
Her voice cracking and hands trembling, Adriana holds up a silhouette she has drawn of her body in front of 33 other rape survivors sitting in a circle at a therapy session in Bogota.
Better mental health care for service members and their families, tougher sexual assault policies and an improved retirement plan are key if the military is to retain troops, service personnel officials told lawmakers Tuesday.
One charity in Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo is working with survivors of sexual violence to help tackle the psychological aftermath.
Activists in this prevention work have appreciated increased conversation surrounding these topics. Unfortunately, however, misinformation has increased regarding what these resources already provide.
Acknowledging that survivors of sexual violence often behave differently than victims of other crimes, researchers at the University of Texas at Austin released an expansive report Monday that the UT System will use to train hundreds of officers who handle campus sexual assaults.
Some experts worry that we aren’t taking advantage of the opportunity to talk about the role of masculinity in college sexual violence.
Two additional men have been ordered removed from a state treatment program for violent sex offenders, including one whose mental illness made it impossible for him to successfully participate, officials said Wednesday.
Jhon Sanchez already served his time for a series of sex offenses he committed when he was 13. But he’s not free yet. Inside the world of civil commitment.
Therefore, “justice” is an attempt to restore trust and safety within relationships through accountability, dialogue, empathy and an effort to “make things right.”
“You never get over it. It’s a lifetime cost.”