In light of the recent acts of violence in Georgia and Colorado, the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH) offers our heartfelt thoughts, sympathies and prayers to all who have been negatively impacted in any way. Media outlets have reported on how one of the gunmen purportedly had a sexual addiction and chose to engage in the violence as a means of dealing with his temptations. SASH decries acts of violence of any kind and emphasizes the fact that although many individuals may struggle with some type of problematic sexual behavior, all individuals are responsible to live peacefully and responsibly, and abide by the laws and mores of our communities. SASH is dedicated to advancing principles of mental and sexual health throughout the global community. In addition, we work to advance a civil dialog and respect for all, regardless of race, creed, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identification. We honor and express our appreciation to the SASH community of sexual and mental health professionals and to those in the helping professionals throughout the entire world who work tirelessly to help create peace in the lives of those who are suffering. May we all find peace during these troubled times.
Matthew Hedelius, Psy.D., LCSW, CSAT-S President, The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health
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