Social Issues

Living With PTSD & the Reality of Sexual Assault

Posted on: Tue 23 May 2017

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is one of the most devastating consequences of sexual assault. Rachael Grimshaw speaks with Mariah Anzil, a survivor of sexual assault, and Professor Sandy McFarlane, the Director of the University of Adelaide’s Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies.

Mariah Anzil talks about her assault and her experiences with post-traumatic stress disorder, trigger warnings and social stigma. Sandy McFarlane simultaneously gives a professional and compassionate insight into what it is like living with the condition.

Be advised some of the content may be triggering.

If you have recently suffered a sexual assault you can call the National Assault and Domestic Violence Counselling Service on 1800 RESPECT for free counselling and advice.

Produced by Rachael Grimshaw

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