PENNSYLVANIA, USA — Editor's note: The above video is from April 21 and discusses a child sex abuse bill that will open a two-year lawsuit window.
Retreat Behavioral Health is marking Sexual Assault Awareness Month with a virtual panel discussion for sexual assault survivors and therapists on how to heal from sexual violence and overcome the trauma, according to a press release.
On April 27 at 7 p.m., those interested can go to Facebook and attend, "Healing from Sexual Assault." The event will feature Karmai Alexander, a veteran, artist, and sexual assault survivor, Kate Ramsey, a sexual assault survivor who works as senior clinical supervisor at Retreat, and Stacey MaGee, a trauma therapist at Retreat. The event is free to the public.
The discussion aims to educate the public and provide resources to those in need, also according to the press release.
According to RAINN, an American is sexually assaulted every 73 seconds. Despite this, it is oftentimes very difficult for people to come forward because of the stigma that surrounds sexual assault.
"We have witnessed a major shift in the public's awareness of just how pervasive sexual violence is in our society, but there remains a lack of knowledge about how to help survivors cope with the trauma," Peter Schorr, CEO and Founder of Retreat Behavioral Health said. "We must provide survivors and their loved ones with the tools they need to support their mental health and recovery."