#MeToo Results in Campaign for Those Struggling with PTSD

#MeToo Results in Campaign for Those Struggling with PTSD

#healmetoo seeks to assist those struggling with PTSD as a result of sexual assault, harassment

by Shantell E. Jamison, November 6, 2017

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#MeToo Results in Campaign for Those Struggling with PTSD

There’s a new campaign now. Last month, millions of women took to social media to post two words: #metoo, Huff Post reports.

The words were posted by every woman who had been sexually harassed or sexually assaulted at some point in their life.

As a result, #HealMeToo emerged in an effort to provide support for those who suffer from PTSD.

For part of the campaign, NOW-NY created a PSA animated with an auto-tuned voice-over that says the following: “I have PTSD, but to you I’m anonymous because you won’t see my story on the big screen or read about the ambush that woke me up out of a dead sleep.”

The voice-over then switches over to a woman’s voice, who briefly details her story of sexual assault.

“It happened over the summer when I was raped at a party on the beach,” she says.

NOW-NY also has a website for survivors who are seeking to find resources on dealing with PTSD.

“At a time when so many sexual assault survivors are coming forward to be heard, the goal of this campaign is to give them the resources to be healed,” the website stated.

For more information, visit www.healmetoo.com/welcome.

 

 

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