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

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. I'm linking to acartoon series by psychologist Nina Burrowes.... It is brilliant, and captures the thinking process behind survivor guilt and shame, and how to find the way out.

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PTSD & Rape: Lifelong Consequences

PTSD & Rape: Lifelong Consequences

Several studies have shown that rape trauma victims have one of the highest risks of developing PTSD and related conditions like depression and anxiety. This article explores the high rates of PTSD among sexual assault survivors, and why rape may have different, longer lasting effects than other trauma types due to both brain chemistry changes and society's treatment of victims.

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