Fresno State AD reveals molestation as child, tells other victims ‘don’t be ashamed
Fresno State athletic director discusses his experiences as a child sexual abuse survivor and his battle with mental illness and recovery
Dear doctor: A letter from a survivor of sexual trauma to all medical professionals
Dear Doctor, What seems to you as a simple exam may cause injury to those who have been victimized by someone’s touch. We, as your patients, entrust in you the most intimate parts of our bodies and our lives. But this trust has to be earned, and it is much harder for us patients who have been so severely violated.
What does hope look like?
A Georgia program intervenes with families affected by trauma and break the cycle of abuse and truma
Rob Richards, a victim of sexual abuse as a child, speaks of his journey to heal
Rob Richards has dedicated himself to sharing his story about struggling with and recovering from child sexual abuse with other survivors in order to promote healing.
I woke up next to a rape survivor
She survived the seconds of panic attacks, anxiety attacks, crushing depression and dissociative episodes where seconds are infinities. She walks that tight rope between falling off the edge of a world that offers no comfort, and remaining. These battles aren’t a one time war, they are daily fights. I woke up next to a rape survivor.
Lady Gaga Opens Up About Struggling With PTSD In Emotional Letter
Lady Gaga discusses her on-going effort to recover from PTSD after she was raped at 19
Bolivar teenager shares victim story of sexual assault
The teen who survived Monte Gann’s sexual attacks, Ryan Briggs, said he never heard from Bolivar police. He is hoping to protect other child sex survivors and plans to work with Bolivar R-1 Schools to host an mandatory reporting training session for educators in January.
I Am A Rape Survivor And I’m Not Staying Quiet
It seems almost weekly that I see claims that accusations of sexual assault ruin men’s careers and futures. We don’t give the same concern to survivors – but many of us have been pushed out of careers due to sexual harassment or assault. I think the long-term impact of these events and situations are frequently overlooked. We’re expected to have “moved on” and are made to feel bad when three years later we are still having panic attacks and flashbacks, like it’s something we should have just dealt with by now, like it’s something you can ever forget.