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Presidential Proclamation – National Sexual Assault Awareness Month from The White House, 4/1/14

Thursday, April 03, 2014

“Survivors too often suffer in silence because they fear further injury, are unwilling to experience further humiliation, or lack faith in the criminal justice system. This feeling of isolation, often compounded with suicidal feelings, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder, only exacerbate victims’ sense of hopelessness. No one should face this trauma alone, and as families, friends, and mentors, we can empower victims to seek the assistance they need.”

Read more: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/presidential-proclamation-national-sexual-assault-awareness-month