Ruth Moore served her country in the Navy and paid a price no one expects — sexual assault.   As a two-time victim, it took her years to find her way, but now she helps others survive the pain she suffered.  Moore now works with VA and shares her story to help raise consciousness about military sexual trauma, or MST.

Every VA health-care facility provides free treatment for mental and physical health conditions related to MST. Each location also has a MST coordinator, who serves as a point person for Veterans and VA staff on issues related to MST. And all staff across VA are asked to be sensitive to the experience of Veterans who have experienced MST.

Learn more about how VA offers help for MST victims at these sites National Center for PTSD, VA Office of Mental Health Services and Make the Connection, where you can also see other compelling video stories about healing after MST.

About the video: Ruth Moore’s video was written and produced by VA Employee Education System video producer George Dwyer.  Estel Dillon was the videographer and editor.

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  1. DannyG December 16, 2015 at 11:34 am

    My Sister, Thank You for sharin such a hard part of your life with us. As a man, I ask your forgiveness for the stupidly of others! Thanks for turning that bad into a good way to help our other sisters, & hopefully educate a few of our brothers.
    You are in my prayers.

  2. Axl December 14, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    very kind , she can help other people ,who likes she . and sexual assault of Navy should be remove

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