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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.
During Chaplain Dundas' deployment to Iraq, he experienced combat first-hand while providing support to service members. He returned home feeling depressed, angry and disconnected from his faith, but with the support of his command, he received care and learned tools and tips for coping with PTSD.