01 Oct Domestic Violence Awareness
Beginning in 1981, October became National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It started as a day to connect battered women’s advocates across the country. Today, domestic violence affects millions of men and women. It is important during this month to educate the public on domestic violence, identifying that it is not just physical or verbal violence; it could also be in the form of theft, stalking, or manipulation.
Nearly 3 out of every 4 Americans know someone personally who is or has been a victim of domestic violence. During this month we want to break the cycle and take a stand! Zeiders’ Behavioral Health providers note that talking about domestic violence helps erase existing stigma and shows support for those impacted. Join us as we support survivors and speak out against domestic violence. Purple is the color of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In particular, consider wearing purple to show your awareness and solidarity.
If you need assistance or want to talk to someone about domestic violence, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE).