All service members deserve to work and live in a respectful, inclusive environment while serving our nation. There are many aspects to hazing, bullying, and sexual assault that can cause a ripple effect for a Marine and their future.
There is no “right way” to respond to trauma. For some, trauma can be a life-altering event. Some may recover with little help, while others may experience some level of difficulty in certain areas. For others, MST may continue to affect their mental and physical health in significant ways, even many years later. Fortunately, service members can recover from experiences of trauma and VA services are among the many resources available.
The Department of Defense has kicked off its annual observance of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) Poster Contest. Get your entry in soon!