According to the most recent statics provided by RAINN, which stands for (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) a person is sexually assaulted every 68 seconds in the United States. 1 out of every 6 American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime, for men, this number is…

According to the most recent statics provided by RAINN, which stands for (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) a person is sexually assaulted every 68 seconds in the United States. 1 out of every 6 American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime, for men, this number is about 3% or 1 in 33.

First nationally observed in 2001, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, or SAAM for short is observed each year in the month of April by community-based organizations, rape crisis centers, government agencies, businesses, campuses, and individuals who plan events and activities to highlight sexual violence as a public health, human rights, and a social justice issue and reinforce the need for prevention efforts.

In observance of SAAM, The MinorityEye sat down with Ashley Young of Everyday Wellness to discuss the impact of sexual assault on victims’ lives and their mental health, as well as to hear first-hand accounts from survivors who have become thrivers.

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