Sexual abuse is becoming an epidemic in our country and countries worldwide.
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Every 2 minutes somewhere in America, someone is sexually assualted.
1 in 6 women are victims of sexual assault.
60% of sexual assaults are never reported to police, while 6% of convicted rapists will never spend even a day in jail.
The long term effects on a survivor of sexual assault/sexual abuse can be devasting. Here are some examples:
PTSD- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder causing the person severe anxiety, stress, and fear.
Self harm/ Self injury
Depression & Suicide is the most common
DID (split personality)- 2 or more personalities control a person's behavior
Unhealthy coping skills
Low self esteem
Some healthy coping skills include:
*Keeping a Journal
*Getting enough sleep (7-10 hrs a night)
*Keep nurturing people, and healthy relationships around you
*Do a hobby you enjoy
Join RAINN in the fight against sexual abuse. Volunteer or donate so that no one has to go through it alone. You have the power to make a difference.
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