Written by Stella Hull-Lampkin, BASI Pilates Operations Manager, BASI Pilates Faculty, and PMA Board Member.
October is known as Breast Cancer Awareness month. Did you know that it is also Domestic Violence Awareness Month?
Let’s view this by the numbers:
*The above statistics provided by ncadv.org/Statisitcs
With the onset of COVID-19 and people being asked to “shelter in place,” this meant that millions of men, women and children were locked at home with their abusers. Social Distancing also contributed to hiding the signs of abuse. It is difficult to see the physical marks on video chats as in face to face. Behavioral changes are also difficult to pick up.
If you are in immediate need of assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out to thehotline.org or call 800-779- SAFE (7233) or text “loveis” 22522.
How to Spot Signs of Abuse
Warning Signs Someone is Being Abused
As we move into the holiday season, please continue to reach out to family and friends. “Social distancing” does not mean we should distance our relations. A phone call or text message can save a life.
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