May is Mental Health Awareness Month

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and we believe it is important to acknowledge and support everyone living with mental illness, including survivors of sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, and stalking.  Trauma from sexual violence can have profound negative impacts on a survivor’s social, emotional, and mental well-being.  Survivors often develop mental health problems including depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), among many others.
Below are a list of resources that focus on trauma and mental health among community college students. While sexual violence victimization at community colleges remains an understudied topic, these articles help to demonstrate the negative impacts trauma of any kind can have on a student’s ability to continue their education.  ​​

We hope you will read these articles and utilize the Resource Guide for additional information related to these topics.  Together, we can end the stigma surrounding mental health and support survivors on their journey to healing.

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