Stigma of Disclosure: Trauma, Mental Illness, and Support

May 19, 2021

How are abuse and mental health connected? According to the CDC, survivors of intimate partner violence often experience mental health diagnoses, such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms, and survivors of sexual violence also experience similar mental health symptoms or diagnoses. Via the CDC, “coping and completing everyday tasks after victimization can be challenging. Victims may have difficulty maintaining personal relationships, returning to work or school, and regaining a sense of normalcy.” Join Marissa and Nouchee in ending the stigma of mental health, and how survivors of abuse living with a diagnosis can get support.