Welcome to the
EmBark Foundation's May Newsletter!
May is Mental Health Awareness Month
Mental Health Awareness Month serves as a crucial platform to highlight the challenges faced by survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. These traumatic experiences can profoundly impact an individual's mental well-being, making it imperative to promote understanding, support, and resources for those navigating the path to healing.
Survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence often grapple with a range of emotional, psychological, and behavioral effects. The aftermath of such traumatic events can lead to feelings of fear, shame, guilt, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and a host of other mental health challenges. Mental Health Awareness Month brings attention to the importance of acknowledging, addressing, and providing support for the mental well-being of survivors.
One of the most significant obstacles survivors face is the stigma associated with discussing their experiences and seeking help. By promoting open conversations, reducing judgment, and offering safe spaces for survivors to share their stories, we can help eliminate the isolation and shame that often accompanies their struggles. Mental health professionals, support groups, helplines, and organizations dedicated to the well-being of survivors play a vital role in providing assistance and guidance. By spreading awareness about these resources, as well as the resources that we offer here at The EmBark Foundation, survivors can be empowered to seek the help they deserve.
By empowering survivors to reclaim their lives and regain control over their mental well-being, we pave the way for healing and resilience. Together, we can create a culture that supports survivors, fights against victim-blaming, and promotes justice and equality. By raising awareness, breaking down stigmas, promoting resources, and fostering empathy, we can support survivors in their journey toward healing.
National Sexual Assault Hotline: (800) 656-4673
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-8255
Hmong Domestic Violence Helpline: (877) 740-4292
Click here to be redirected to our extensive list of resources
Are you a survivor / Is there a survivor in your life that could benefit from our support? Apply for our Survivor Support packages here.
Thank you to everyone who expressed interest in volunteering with us. We hope to have multiple opportunities to get involved with The EmBark Foundation throughout the year. If you'd like to join the list to get notified when there is a volunteer opportunity available, please fill out this form.