Dr Amer Siddiq on Mental Health

Episode 44

Consequences of Sexual Harassment

Mazran Zulkifly published on

Openly or covertly

Direct solicitation of sexual favours

Direct physical contact

 

Affects both men and women

 

Happens more often in work or social setting

 

Victim of sexual harassment can develop:

  • chronic stress
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • trauma
    • recurrent memories, flashback of incidents
  • low mood

 

Prevention

  • Ensure environment is safe from these people
  • System in organisations to allow complaints
  • Create organisation culture to stress that this is not tolerated
  • Be professional in what you do
  • Venues to seek help

 

Look for me at http://mentalhealth.my

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