Domestic Violence Awareness Month is a way to raise awareness and end the stigma about domestic violence, and most importantly speak up and offer resources to anyone you think may be in an abusive relationship.
The phrase ‘Domestic Violence’ does not only mean physical abuse, it also includes psychological abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse and financial abuse. It is important to recognise that domestic violence impacts millions of people and it’s not only women who are victims; many men suffer domestic violence as well.
No one deserves to be subjected to such victimization in any kind of relationship. Walk away from such relationships. You have nothing to be ashamed of. The abuse you suffered is not your fault and you didn’t deserve to be treated that way.
People who have experienced domestic violence are at a significantly higher risk of experiencing mental health conditions. If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, please speak up! You are not alone. You can reach out to your loved ones, mental health professionals, domestic violence resource centers etc.
I stand in accord with every survivor of Domestic violence and also honoring the memory of the beautiful lives that were taken by their abuser.
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