Kristin’s Story: the impact of rape

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Andrea Fuller Cooper is the mother of a college-aged woman named Kristin who fell victim to acquaintance rape, became depressed, and ultimately committed suicide.

compiled by staff reporters

On Saturday, Oct. 13 at 4 p.m., Andrea Fuller Cooper will be giving a presentation at Case Western Reserve University. Cooper is the mother of a college-aged woman named Kristin who fell victim to acquaintance rape, became depressed, and ultimately committed suicide.

Cooper’s goal is to not only tell her story, but to encourage people in similar situations to seek help, to teach individuals how to recognize symptoms of depression, and how to prevent similar situations from occurring.

Ruth Thomson, president of Alpha Chi Omega sorority, commented on the importance of Cooper’s story, “Rape, sexual assault, and suicide are problems that affect every college campus.”

She continued, “Hopefully by hearing “Kristin’s Story,” both male and female students will be better prepared to face these problems in both their own lives and in the lives of others.”

Cooper’s presentation, open to the entire campus and community, will be held in the Spot, below Leutner Commons. Food and beverages will be provided.