Sexual assault survivors and PTSD

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Mary Dolen MA, RCC Registered Clinical Counsellor

“70 percent of sexual assault victims experience moderate to severe distress, a larger percentage than for any other violent crime.”

Life after rape.

PTSD can, “manifest in physical ways, like chronic pain, intestinal problems, muscle cramps, or, as in Lucy’s case (below), a paralyzed vocal cord.”

“29-year-old classical vocalist Lucy awoke to find that making sound, any sound, was almost impossible. “It felt like someone was strangling me from the inside,” she says. An ear, nose, and throat specialist diagnosed a paralyzed vocal cord. He couldn’t identify the cause of her injury, but it was permanent, he said. Irreversible.”

Lucy had been raped resulting in her throat paralysis.

About lazeejjs

Jonathan McCormick holds a Black Belt in Combat Martial Arts. He is a U.S Marine (Inactive), trained with famed CIA operative Rex Applegate and Ultimate Fighter Champion Royce Gracie and was the director of the Institute of Defense Tactics. He is a former member of the American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers and worked with members of various law enforcement agencies in the areas of suspect control and officer safety. He has written for law enforcement magazines BlueLine ( and Twenty-Four-Seven and has been a guest writer for the Vancouver Province. “Wyoming Secrets”, “30,000 Secrets”, “Santa Barbara Secrets” and The “J” Team Series are inspirational novels which focus on women who feel overwhelmed by the threat of violence in their lives. View the Series
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