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New nonprofit offers free mental health services to victims of sexual assault

New nonprofit offers free mental health services to victims of sexual assault

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Life after sexual assault can be an uphill battle for many survivors, but there’s a new nonprofit working to help by providing free access to mental health services. “I still remember the day I first revealed it to my husband,” said survivor Bethany Lawson. Lawson survived a fate. “To be here …

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Uninsured sex assault survivors billed thousands for medical care, study finds

Uninsured sex assault survivors billed thousands for medical care, study finds

According to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Why is this important: The majority of sexually assaulted people do not talk about their assaults due to trauma, stigma and fear. But the possibility of being billed such high health care costs can be even more “deterrent,” said Samuel Dickman, a …

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