Domestic Violence Awareness Month is an opportunity for communities to come together and stop abuse. Throughout the month of October, community activists and organizations across the United States, including Valley Oaks Health, are raising awareness by sharing the warning signs of domestic violence, providing tools to intervene, introducing stories of survival, and reminding legislators that domestic violence awareness and prevention must be a priority.
The signs of domestic violence are not always immediately apparent. At first, they may seem subtle, like suggestions or manipulative statements. These mind games can quickly turn physical.
Red flags to be aware of include:
The warning signs that someone you care about is being harmed can vary. These common behaviors or occurrences may be a sign you should take interest:
Without hesitation, if you witness or are involved in an emergency, please dial 911.
Although you or someone you care about may feel like they cannot turn to family or friends due to a partner’s control, there are people who can help.
For more information, visit The National Domestic Violence Hotline or call 1-800-799-SAFE (7233); TTY 1-800-787-3224.
Organizations within Central Indiana can also provide resources and action plans. It takes courage to bring about change. Arming yourself with information is the first step in making a difference. This city-by-city resource list contains links to local programs, assistance, and intervention options.
Your safety matters to us at Valley Oaks. If you or someone you know may be in danger, our caring and compassionate staff are here to help. Together, we can end domestic violence.
Walking through the doors of a center like Valley Oaks for the first can be tough. We work hard to make sure that your visit is easy, streamlined, and professional while still addressing your needs. The reality is that more folks are seeking help than you’d ever imagine, and for good reason. More than 80% of folks that seek help for common mental health ailments see significant improvement. Your journey to life’s peaks can start right now… and start right here… at Valley Oaks.
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