Domestic Violence Awareness Month During Covid Quarantine
October is domestic violence awareness month and as always we are going to be talking about domestic violence awareness all month! Because it is important to keep the conversation going, especially now during the Covid Quarantine – when domestic violence is at an all-time high.
Domestic violence was already an epidemic before the Covid-19 quarantine and with this quarantine it has seen a tremendous spike in incidents of abuse, not shockingly. 3 in 4 Americans know someone who has been affected by domestic violence. That is almost everyone…
Making it really important to speak up, to talk about, to ask about it, to learn about it, to listen to a survivor and to share information. Because you never know who is listening, who needs to hear your message, who needs you to see you are there and willing to listen to them.
I can say this because I know first-hand how it feels to fall victim to domestic violence. And almost no one knew. I thought I was hiding it so well. I became so wrapped in my bubble of pretending everything was ok, presenting the perfect family, that I almost lost my life to domestic violence – the last big fight. Literally. My 8 year-old son saved my life. And he and my daughter have been my lights guiding me out of the darkness ever since, giving me a reason to speak up, a reason to spread hope and peace.
Since I have been on my journey to healing and helping others heal from their traumas, I have connected with some of the most amazing lights on earth, who may not be here if we stop talking about domestic violence.
You never know who is listening, so keep the lines of communication open.
How Can You Help End Domestic Violence?
Talking about it and listening when someone reaches out.
Below are the links to my previous years information on domestic violence. They are topics you share, can talk about, and find resources in. It is a great place to start.
Be sure to join my mailing list as we have lots of fresh great topics to talk about all month long on ending domestic violence. Simply enter your email to join me on the conscious path to a peaceful, healthy, long life and be the first to get in on it!
If you are being hurt right now, please come connect with me. Shoot me an email, friend me on facebook or Instagram, there are so many recourses out there, you do not have to stay in your current situation. You can be the change you need, you are NOT alone.
My Favorite Domestic Violence Resources:
- Dial 211 – they are there to help support you. They can direct you to the nearest shelter, can provide financial assistance and can even notify the police if you are in trouble and too scared to call yourself.
- The National Domestic Violence Hotline – 1-800-799-7233. The NFL has partnered up with them helping to provide significant resources to help meet growing demands for help. Call them, they can help no matter where you are or what you are doing.
- Find a shelter near you here: domesticshelters.org
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