Domestic Violence Awareness Month

You may know that in the United States October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but do you know that it is also Domestic Violence Awareness Month?

From the Becky's Fund site:

First observed in 1981 as a Day of Unity, (Domestic Violence Awareness Month) has evolved into a month of activities with the purpose of connecting victims and advocates together, in efforts to end domestic violence.  The activities in DVAM revolve around mourning those who have been lost to domestic violence, while honoring those who have survived, and renewing our commitment to the fight against an international crisis. DVAM is a great time to learn more about the efforts to end abuse, and raise awareness with friends and family. This newfound knowledge could potentially save a life. One in three women are victims of domestic violence, and one and five teens experience dating violence,

If you feel that you are in an abusive situation and are in danger call:
    * U.S. National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE) or TTY at 1-800-787-3224

    * U.S. National Teen Dating Violence Helpline at 1-866-331-9474

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