Sunday, January 29, 2023

Tag: sexual assault

Time’s Up: Culture of Denial Impacts Mental Health of Sexual Abuse...

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Study finds that not believing sexual abuse survivors often leads to self-blame and mental health issues.

Andrew Rich: “I Didn’t Know Stuff Like This Existed”

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In this second part of MIA’s report on compulsory outpatient treatment orders, Michael Simonson tells of how he came to report on this topic, the results from MIA’s survey of people who have experienced such forced treatment, his interviews with several of the survey respondents, and more on Andrew Rich’s life.

APA President on Why Women May Not Report Sexual Assault

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From the American Psychological Association: "'Sexual assault is likely the most under-reported crime in the United States. About two-thirds of female sexual assault victims do...

Compelled Disclosure of Campus Sexual Assault May Be Harmful for Survivors

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The majority of universities require most or all employees to report disclosures of sexual assault, but these policies may be ineffective at addressing campus sexual violence and disempowering for survivors

Us, Too: Sexual Violence Against People Labeled Mentally Ill

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In light of the recent events and media discussions pertaining to the issue of sexual violence, we feel that it is of the utmost importance to speak out about this issue in the context of psychiatry and the treatment of those perceived as mentally ill.

13 Reasons to Watch 13 Reasons Why

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From Acting NT: Many mental health advocates have objected to the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, which centers around the suicide of a teenage girl. Here...

Woman Raped in State Hospital Can’t Sue for Damages

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From CBS News: The Massachusetts Appeals Court recently ruled that a woman who was raped at a state psychiatric hospital cannot sue the state for...

Providing Trauma Informed Brief Counseling to College Students

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Recommendations on how to provide trauma-informed, short-term counseling to college students who have experienced sexual assault and interpersonal violence.

How Survivors are Finding Strength in Martial Arts

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From Love Fighting Hate Violence: For many women, participation in Muay Thai and other martial arts can play a major role in healing from sexual violence...

A World That Would Have Us Doubt: Rape, the System, and...

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This narrative of who matters in society and how we convince everyone that certain people don't count (including, sometimes, those people themselves) should be a familiar one to all of us who've been touched by the psychiatric system in some way. But we don't talk nearly enough about how one interlocks with the other. For example, how do these attitudes about girls and women and their bodies serve as a sort of preparatory 'class' for the systems that will bind them just a little further down the road?