October turns pink for breast cancer awareness, but it also is a month to raise awareness for domestic violence.
Check out these startling statistics about domestic violence:
- On average, 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.
- 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of [some form of] physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime.
- 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have been victims of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
Follow this link to read more. https://ncadv.org/statistics
The National Domestic Violence Hotline phone number to call for help is: 1-800-779-7233 or TTY 1-800-787-3224. You can also chat online 24/7/365 by clicking here:
Please don’t suffer in silence, you are not alone and there are people that care about you and love you. I know it can extremely scary to take that first step towards your safety and getting away from an abusive situation at home. It is your right as a human being to be safe and live happily. It is even scarier if you are a parent and are leaving with your children in hand. Judgement from others, lack of funds, nowhere to go.....as women can make ourselves feel so guilty about leaving and breaking up the home. The safety of you and your children is a priority. Our kiddos are smarter than we think they are and they are also suffering in their own way. Children living in abusive homes also fall victim to the violence no matter how much we try to protect them. They too, sit and watch in fear and silence, learning from their environment. The risk of becoming a bully or getting bullied is greater than that of children who grow up in non-violent homes. When we give ourselves permission to break the silence and speak up for ourselves, we are also teaching our children to use their voice too and stand up for themselves.
Domestic violence comes in a variety of abuse. Verbal, physical, mental, and sexual abuse are all very real and scary. You don’t have to have a bruise to experience abuse and doesn’t matter if you are 10 years or 100 years old, abuse is abuse. PLEASE reach out and get help. Twenty seconds of insane courage to ask for help, I know you can do it and you are so worth it.
If you know someone being abused, please be kind and try to help them, being mindful of their feelings.
If you know an abuser, they need help too. Here is a link for anyone who may need help controlling anger. http://www.apa.org/topics/
Depression, anxiety, PTSD, & a persons overall health and well being are just a few of the effects suffered by someone in a domestic violence situation and CBD is an excellent safe, healthy and natural alternative for anyone that would like to “take something.”
PTSD....as told by a domestic abuse survivor:
“PTSD - the after math of domestic violence - the nightmares of being held captive, not being able to get away, and being chased. Lost, can’t get to where you are supposed to be.
The anxiety, heart palpitations, wanting to cry for no reason, can’t breathe. Always feeling like your in trouble or you did something wrong or your not where you are supposed to be.
Wake up and just want to stay home in bed, not talk to anyone. That sunken feeling...The voices in your head telling you, you are not good enough. Always second guessing yourself, if you should have done it differently and how you interact with others, do they like you, did you say something stupid. These are just a few examples of what I have personally experienced. I have read other experiences that are much more severe than this. PTSD is real!
I have experienced such a huge benefit in using CBD oil for my PTSD. It aids in the daily episodes of anxiety. A couple of sprays under the tongue anytime of the day when you are experiencing anxiety. CBD is 100% non-psychoactive, meaning it doesn’t negatively impact your mind or mental process. In other words, CBD does not get you 'high' or stoned. There is no mental slowness or haziness caused by CBD – seriously, none. This is what is so great about taking CBD it enables you to function in your daily life! I have also found CBD oil spray is a great aid in helping me fall asleep, getting a full nights sleep, wake up and feel good!
PTSD, The after math of domestic violence. The nightmares of being held captive, not being able to get away, being chased. Lost can get to where you are supposed to be.
Prayer will help heal your heart.
Good friends will strengthen your spirit. CBD will rejuvenate you body and mind, along with exercise and a healthy diet!”