I came across this video by Leslie Morgan Steiner, who is a survivor of domestic violence, and felt the need to share it on Truly Madly Sassy.
Give it a listen…
Statistics about abuse from The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV)
Nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men.
On a typical day, there are more than 20,000 phone calls placed to domestic violence hotlines nationwide.
19% of domestic violence involves a weapon.
The presence of a gun in a domestic violence situation increases the risk of homicide by 500%.
Only 34% of people who are injured by intimate partners receive medical care for their injuries.
Domestic victimization is correlated with a higher rate of depression and suicidal behavior.
1 in 7 women and 1 in 18 men have been stalked by an intimate partner during their lifetime to the point in which they felt very fearful or believed that they or someone close to them would be harmed or killed.
Are you questioning whether or not you are in an abusive relationship?
Do you know someone who might be questioning themselves as well?
If so, here are some of the things to look for when it comes to the abusive mentality that are especially relevant:
First and foremost, seek out those places that can offer some guidance on how to remain safe.
Second, please tell someone you trust that you are in abusive relationship. That way, you’ll have a support system already in place when and if you decide to leave.
Third, this is not your fault. Abusive people will often turn the tables on their victims to keep the focus off of themselves. Don’t buy into it.
In addition to that, educate yourself as much as you possibly can about the signs of an abusive relationship.
Finally, please know that you are worthy enough to be loved because nobody deserves to be in an abusive situation.
See you next week!
Gloria Morgan Steiner is an author, blogger, businesswoman, and speaker who reaches out to others in hopes of helping them overcome situations where they may be being abused. You can learn more about her by clicking here to visit her website. Her book, Crazy Love, can be found on Amazon and in bookstores nationwide. If you or someone you know is suffering from domestic violence or any other kind of abuse, please contact The Domestic Violence Hotline. Please call the hotline at 1−800−799−7233 if you need immediate help.