Post Trauma And The Role Of Sexual Harassment
Series: Less Than Honorable: Sexual Assault In The US Military
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The post traumatic reaction after a sexual assault is often very similar to post trauma from combat.
Victims may withdraw, sometimes self medicating with drugs and alcohol.
Mental health experts at the University of Washington say the quicker someone starts to process the traumatic event the better.
There are many treatment options that can help.
But years later many veterans’ who were sexually assault during their service still struggle to regain their lives.
KUOW’s Patricia Murphy reports in the third and final part of our series on military sexual assault.
The sign posted on the door is a warning.
“Resident has severe PTSD and social anxiety. “
Please don’t knock…once someone did.
“He was beside himself. Just in tears locked in our basement. “
Peter’s wife Lori had to quit her job to care for her husband who is housebound with post trauma.
19 years ago Peter was...
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