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Effects of Sexual Assault

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Survivors of sexual assault may experience severe feelings of anxiety, stress or fear, known as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), as a direct result of the assault. Substance Abuse Victims of rape or sexual assault may turn to alcohol or other substances in an attempt to relieve their emotional suffering. Self-Harm / Self-Injury Deliberate self-harm, or ... Read More »

Tales of childhood bullying reveal the ugly side of figure skating

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SOCHI, Russia – For the brief snapshot in time that is the Winter Olympics, figure skaters are among the most-watched athletes on the planet. They are the focus of the attention, and sometimes adulation, of a global audience. But for many male figure skaters, there is a price to be paid for pursuing their profession. And it cannot be measured ... Read More »

Suicide Attempts among Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Adults

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The prevalence of suicide attempts among respondents to the National Transgender Discrimination Survey (NTDS), conducted by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and National Center for Transgender Equality, is 41 percent, which Vastly exceeds the 4.6 percent of the overall U.S. population who report a lifetime suicide attempt, and is also higher than the 10-20 percent of lesbian, gay ... Read More »

Dad of Army suicide victim going to State of Union

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MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly is entitled to invite one guest to the State of the Union address on Tuesday. The person Donnelly chose to give the ticket to — Farmland resident Jeff Sexton — confirms that Indiana’s junior senator is serious about preventing military suicide. Saxton’s son, Army Spc. Jacob Sexton, 21, shot himself to ... Read More »