A Call for Better Recognizing Trauma

Traumatic events can be caused by a singular occasion, or a form of ongoing, relentless stresses. An event is more prone to leave an individual with longer-lasting emotional and psychological trauma if: The individual was unprepared for the eventThe event occurred out of the blueThe person felt powerless to prevent the event or felt powerless … Continue reading A Call for Better Recognizing Trauma

Victim Mentality Vs Victimization: The Difference

Note: this is an opinion piece. I do have some references, but this is not based on research. The victim mentality. We've all heard of it. In fact, we frequently hear about it everywhere. Social media, a close friend or relative talking about it, politics, TV shows, articles...the list goes on. It typically goes like … Continue reading Victim Mentality Vs Victimization: The Difference

Sexual Assault Nursing Examinations: What’s it like?

Warning: graphic material. Disclaimer: all identifying information of victims have been kept confidential First, a little back story During my graduate program I interned at my local crime victim crisis center. This agency, specifically, works with victims of sexual assault, rape, physical assault, stalking, and survivors of murder. The agency has two parts to it: … Continue reading Sexual Assault Nursing Examinations: What’s it like?