Sexual Abuse and Incest in the Military 2

The numbers are startling, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 100 men respond “YES,” that they have experienced ‘Military Sexual Trauma’ MST, when screened by their VA provider. However we know from research that the numbers are much much higher for both men and women in the military. Those men that are willing to talk about their personal experience is quite different than those that have actually suffered and experienced abuse. Research shows that the numbers are more over the 50% mark – that is a huge disparity. For many, SHAME, DISGUST, and ANGER, take over their lives and if left unchecked – it will destroy their future.

This is the SILENT DESTROYER OF LIVES of both men and women in the United States Military! … it doesn’t have to be this way!

Symptoms include issues of not being able to feel LOVE, HAPPINESS, OR TRUST. Any sexual activity in which one is involved against one’s will – he or she may have been pressured into sexual activities, may have been unable to consent to sexual activities (for example, when intoxicated), or may have been physically forced into sexual activities. Other experiences that fall into the category of MST include Hazing or “just something normal”, unwanted sexual touching or grabbing; threatening, offensive remarks about a person’s body or sexual activities; and/or threatening or unwelcome sexual advances.

This is a very personal and powerful discussion today on EMOTIONS R US for DrBev and her guest, Yolanda Harper.

OUR SENSE OF WORTHINESS — THAT CRITICAL PIECE THAT GIVES US ACCESS TO LOVE AND BELONGING LIVES — LIVES INSIDE OUR STORY.”  BRENE BROWN

FullSizeRenderYolanda Harper is a Master Accelerated Resolution Therapist and works in conjunction with the Lone Survivor Foundation, the University of South Florida College of Nursing, and Give an Hour to provide services to Veterans.

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