As the Author of the #1 Amazon National-International Best Seller War Memoir “Battling the Storm Within” about living 20 years undiagnosed with PTSD, MST and the GWI. My mission is to empower others to address their own personal traumas, be healed, restored and live again. I believe in telling the truth, living the truth and being the truth. I will share the truth for it sets you free. I have battled my storm that was within me and won, so can you! Peace and blessings Sgt. Stephanie J. Shannon
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Wednesday, July 10, 2019
VA incorrectly denied military sexual trauma survivor benefits, Congress calls for change
Rep. Anne McLane Kuster says she has a difficult time being alone in her home and sometimes, she wakes up in the night screaming.
“I’ve never told anybody this,” the Democratic congresswoman from New Hampshire said at a House Veterans Affairs Committee hearing Thursday.
Previously, Kuster revealed that she is a sexual assault survivor, and she did not decide to tell her story until four decades later. But because of that, Kuster said she understands why veterans and service members who are survivors of military sexual trauma -- a term that includes harassment, assault and rape, according to the Veterans Administration -- hesitate to come forward with their stories.