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.
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.
Seeking care early = a healthier life. Learn how you can get connected with a health care provider.
When it comes to invisible wounds, you don’t have to go it alone. Take the first step and learn how you can get connected with a health care provider.
When you meet with a health care provider for the first time, it’s important to be honest about your concerns to make the best treatment plan for you. Learn tips to help you get ready.
Taking care of yourself can help balance life’s demands. These tips can help you manage time and make your psychological health a top priority.
Flashbacks can sometimes occur during treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder. Follow these tips to help cope with flashbacks between appointments with a health care provider.