Sexual Assault Awareness Month
April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a time to speak out and support survivors of sexual assault. The Linn County Board of Supervisors joined with Riverview Center to sign a proclamation proclaiming April Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Linn County. According to national data, sexual assault occurs in the U.S. every 73 seconds. Sexual assault affects women, children, and men of all racial, cultural, and economic backgrounds. In additional to physical and emotional injury, sexual assault can also have associated consequences of post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse, depression, homelessness, eating disorders, and suicide. If you see something, say something.