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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, learn more about its impact - - #health #mentalhealth

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, learn more about its impact - - #health #mentalhealth

by Hans Petersen, VA Staff Writer Thursday, April 11, 2013 Healing Starts With Knowing the Facts April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month when VA shares information about the impact of sexual trauma and the services VA has available for Veterans who experienced military sexual trauma (MST). MST is the term used by VA to refer to sexual assault or repeated, threatening sexual harassment during military service. About one in five women and one in 100 men seen in VA medical facilities report that they experienced MST. By itself, MST is not a diagnosis, it is an experience. Veterans have a wide range of responses to MST. MST can continue to affect a Veteran’s physical and mental health many years afterwards. Emotional responses to MST include: feelings of numbness trouble with attention, concentration, and memory relationship problems trouble sleeping problems with alcohol and ...

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