JDoe: Report Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Anonymously

Report sexual assault/harassment anonymously as a survivor/witness. When the justice system fails us, when we live in a rape culture, when you are too scared to come forward as a witness or survivor, report through JDoe. Together, we can puts crimes on the map so we can know how safe our communities are. If you … More JDoe: Report Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Anonymously

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The Relationship between Mental Health, Mental Illness and Chronic Physical Conditions

Mental health and physical health are fundamentally linked. People living with a serious mental illness are at higher risk of experiencing a wide range of chronic physical conditions. Conversely, people living with chronic physical health conditions experience depression and anxiety at twice the rate of the general population. (December, 2008) By The Canadian Mental Health Association

Helping a friend that has been sexually assaulted

“If your friend was sexually assaulted, she or he may experience the following: Shock Disbelief Anger Mood swings Irritability Disturbances in eating and sleeping habits Denial Fear Helplessness Embarrassment Depression Inability to concentrate or relax Resurfacing memories of past abuse For some, the emotional impact of sexual assault can be immediate and short term. For … More Helping a friend that has been sexually assaulted

Supporting a Survivor: The Basics by Know Your IX

“When a survivor comes out about having been sexually assaulted or abused by an intimate partner — whether it be their first time telling anyone or their hundredth — recognize that the process can be extremely difficult and that you should be as supportive as possible. When a victim comes out to you, remember that … More Supporting a Survivor: The Basics by Know Your IX

Title IX Retaliation: What to Know When Filing a Claim

“Over forty years ago, Congress enacted Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) to eliminate sex discrimination in educational institutions. Though much progress has been made since Title IX’s enactment, gender equity issues continue to plague colleges and universities. While responsibility for ensuring full and effective compliance with Title IX requires institutional … More Title IX Retaliation: What to Know When Filing a Claim

Here’s how witnessing violence harms children’s mental health

Authors: Daniel J. Flannery Professor and Director of the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education, Case Western Reserve University Mark I. Singer Professor of Family and Child Welfare, Case Western Reserve University Caroline was having a hard time getting her daughter to go to school. The night before, her daughter saw the news … More Here’s how witnessing violence harms children’s mental health