How Many More Lives Will Domestic Violence Continue To Take Before The American People Begin To Take A Stance?!
She hear's the footsteps of her abuser walk heavily up the stairs, as she runs into the restroom and locks the door afraid of what's coming next!! His footsteps can be heard as he quickly approaches the restroom she had just tucked herself safely in.. "Bitch, I am going to kill you are the words that he spat next from his mouth" He then kicks open the door and begins to beat on her, she suffers a brutal beating that ultimately turns into her unfortunate death.
Domestic Violence is a pattern of behavior used to establish power and control over another person through fear and intimidation, often including the threat or use of violence towards another person.
Domestic violence and abuse can happen to anyone at any given time and does not discriminate against man, woman, nor child.
Domestic violence occurs in 1 in 4 women in their lifetime, women ages 18-34 are more prone to domestic violence and are at greater risk of becoming victims of DV. More then 4 million women experience physical assault and rape by their partners, and 1 and 3 females homicide victims are murdered by their current or former partner every year.
The effects of DV can often have some victims facing higher rates of depression, loss of sleep, anxiety, flashbacks, and other emotional disturbances.
Most DV cases go unreported due to fear of the abuse being even greater by the hands of their abuser..
On Tuesday, August. 4th, 2015 in Los Angeles, California DV hit home for Wellsink, when a woman by the name of Desirae Jenkins, from Warren. Ohio was gunned downed by her boyfriend who then after turned the gun on himself and ended his life as well.. Were there any signs being displayed to Desirae's family that could have possibly saved her life? The answer to that question is probably not. One who is suffering through DV can often more then not be ashamed that she is in fact being abused and will truly keep that to herself in fear of her family member's getting involved and making matter's worse..
How could this tragic incident could have been avoided? In most DV cases, these are the questions that the people want answer's to.. How many more lives have to be taken before we the people realize that this is a serious matter that need's to be addressed, and not with kid gloves either..
if you or someone you know and love may be suffering from domestic violence, there are people here to help, please get help and if your afraid of the backlash, you can always contact 800.621.HOPE