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OCTOBER is the month to be talking about DOMESTIC VIOLENCE!
Of course this is not the easiest thing to discuss-much easier to sweep it under the rug and pretend this happens to "other" people- not me, not my friends, not my family.
But we can't hide from the truth. Domestic Violence affects all of us directly and indirectly. We don't want to live in a world where people are afraid to go home, to talk to anyone about their unsafe circumstances, or seek help when they need it.
As survivors, we may spend a lot of time thinking about our circumstances and the violence we have lived to talk about.
But now is an especially good time to remember those who did not live to see the next day. Please take a moment to reflect on the lives our fallen soldiers.
We not only owe them a day of honor, but we owe them our choice to live better after violence. Take another sec to think about all the things going right in your life, celebrate that you have a life to celebrate, and live it to the fullest.
Is it really a disorder? There are many people who don't think so and they're calling for a change.
One of our partners, Joyce Boaz at Gift from Within, has been a strong supporter of helping youth and other survivors of violence reach recovery. She's now part of a campaign that wants Post Traumatic Stress to be changed from a disorder, known as PTSD, to an injury, aka PTSI.
Do you have a recovery story, tips on living after violence, or other helpful hints on how to reach recovery? Send them to us at email@example.com.
Being a part of DartHeart means you already know that recovery is important and connecting with other survivors is part of healing after trauma.
We (like you) know that being young isn't a bad thing. Along with the challenges and cliché high school drama, it's really a great time to learn, discover, and share all that with your friends. The same is true for recovering from trauma, if not more so.
Our forums, annual publications and guest blogging allow you to tap into your potential and turn your trauma experience into something good for you and other survivors.