Military Sexual Trauma and the VA

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Military sexual trauma (MST) is defined as a sexual assault or repeated, threatening sexual harassment that occurred during military service. MST can affect veterans' physical and mental health for many years afterwards. VA offers a variety of services designed to assist veterans who have experienced MST. Treatment for physical and mental health conditions related to MST is available at every VA facility and is provided to veterans free of charge, regardless of service-connection status. For more information, contact your VA facility's MST Coordinator or visit the VA's MST Resource homepage.

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