Military Sexual Trauma: Resources
Military Sexual Trauma
Below are downloadable brochures for Veterans, educational tools for providers, and articles that help survivors and providers learn more about MST and VA’s free and confidential MST-related services.
Explore Fact Sheets
Military Sexual Trauma Fact Sheet
Background information about MST, including what it is, how it can affect Veterans, and how Veterans can seek support.
Help for Veterans Affected by Recent Public Discussions About Sexual Abuse
Information, coping suggestions, and resources for connecting with care, for Veterans who may be feeling distressed by recent public discussions about sexual assault and harassment.
Top 10 Facts About VA Services for MST
Quick reference information for non-VA service providers about VA’s MST-related offerings.
VA’s Health Care Services for MST
Summary of eligibility requirements and types of MST-related services available through VA.
VA Disability Compensation for Conditions Related to MST — Details on VA’s disability compensation for conditions related to MST. (Veterans do not need to have a VA disability rating to receive free MST-related treatment through VA.)
Make the Connection
Watch video testimonials from Veterans who have experienced MST, and learn more about how they cope with how it affected them.
Visit this site to view hundreds of stories from Veterans of all service eras who have overcome mental health challenges. Make the Connection is a one-stop resource where Veterans and their families and friends can privately explore information on mental health issues, hear fellow Veterans and their families share stories of resilience, and easily find and access the support and resources they need.
This website offers tools and resources designed to provide support to Service members who are healing after MST.
Department of Defense Safe Helpline
This crisis support service is available to any member of the Department of Defense community affected by sexual assault. You can click, call, or text to get anonymous one-on-one advice, support, and information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Go to www.safehelpline.org for a live chat or to view resources. Dial 55-247 inside the U.S. (202-470-5546 outside the U.S.) to get the contact information for your nearest Sexual Assault Response Coordinator.
Building Hope and Resiliency Online Course
This self-guided program helps active duty Service members begin to recover, heal, and enhance their resiliency after experiencing sexual assault in the military. This resource is also useful for providers working with active duty Service members.