DV Awareness Month
As many of you are aware, October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Personally, I've vowed to involve as many people as possible in this campaign on a daily basis throughout my life. But this month in particular brings in an overwhelming number of participants and people interested in joining our cause!
My message is simple:
- Don't be silent if you suspect someone is being abused. Silence Kills! Reach out and talk to them about your concerns.
- Don't do it alone. Enlist the help of family and friends. Bring in a professional for guidance and therapy.
- Don't push the victim into getting help. (They are already being abused at home, always speak to them with love and let them feel like they are making the decisions). If they are not ready to involve family and friends, there are many confidential resources and hotlines available by clicking here.
- Most importantly, call the police and involve the authorities if the victim is in immediate danger.
It's time to STOP minding your own business and SPEAK out against abuse. You can be someone's hero and help save their life!