Sexual assault is a significant threat to the health and mission readiness of the military community. It harms not only those who experience an assault, but also their families, friends and fellow warriors. This makes preventing sexual assault everybody’s responsibility.
Those who are coping with a sexual assault may be at risk for developing psychological health concerns like depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, substance misuse or anxiety. If you or someone you know has experienced a sexual assault it is important to connect with help.
Use the following resources to learn more about options for reporting an assault and available resources to cope with the experience.
Any service member can experience sexual assault. It involves uninvited sexual contact. Service members who experience sexual assault may develop psychological health concerns like sadness, anxiety or trouble sleeping. Without help, these concerns may lead to depression, substance misuse, posttraumatic stress disorder and more.
Staff Sgt. Brittany Johnson spent years reliving memories of her sexual assault. By seeking care, Staff Sgt. Johnson learned what triggered her and how to cope when memories resurfaced. Hear how Staff Sgt. Johnson turned a traumatic event into an opportunity to share her story and help others.