Sexual Assault - Survivor Shame & Guilt - Depicted in a Brilliant Cartoon Illustration by psychologist Nina Burrowes

The majority of sexual assault and sexual abuse survivors struggle with some sort of guilt or shame that clouds their self esteem, and ultimately affects interpersonal relationships too. This cartoon by psychologist Nina Burrowes is brilliant, and captures the thinking process behind survivor guilt and shame, and how to find the way out.

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Inner-City Violence & PTSD - a Hidden Epidemic

Inner-City Violence & PTSD - a Hidden Epidemic

Hospitals and emergency room staff should routinely screen for PTSD symptoms prior to discharge for victims of violent crime, sexual assaults, vehicular accidents, health emergencies and near-death experiences, among other traumatic physical injuries. Early treatment is key. Unfortunately, this is not standard practice in most hospitals across the country, despite rates of inner-city violence-related PTSD rates as high or higher than Iraq, Afghanistan, or Vietnam veterans.

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