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Sexual assault refers to sexual behavior that occurs without the clear consent of the victim. According to the Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network (RAINN), this includes:
It’s important to note that force does not just mean physical force, but includes manipulation, coercion, threats, and situations where a person is unable to give consent. 
Sexual violence is never the victim’s fault.
1 in 6 women and 1 in 33 men report experiencing an attempted or completed rape in their lifetime. 
Sexual assault can have a variety of short- and long-term effects on a victim’s mental health. Many survivors report flashbacks of their assault, and feelings of shame, isolation, shock, confusion, and guilt. People who were victims of rape or sexual assault are at an increased risk for developing:
Having a previous history of being a victim and negative reactions from family, friends, and professionals worsen the impact of sexual violence on mental health. Because sexual trauma can have such a serious impact on mental health, it’s important that services and supports consider and address the trauma that many individuals have experienced.
If you have concerns about your mental health, take a mental health screen.
Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network (RAINN)
24/7 Hotline: 800-656-4673
National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)
End Rape on Campus
For support: 424-777-3762
 Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network, Sexual Assault. https://www.rainn.org/articles/sexual-assault
Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network, Victims of Sexual Violence: Statistics. https://www.rainn.org/statistics/victims-sexual-violence
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Sexual Violence: Consequences. https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/sexualviolence/consequences.html