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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic violence continues to be a serious problem throughout our country, affecting individuals of all ages in every community.

According to the CDC, about 1 in 4 women and 1 in 10 men have experienced contact sexual violence, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner during their lifetime and reported at least one impact of the violence. Over 43 million women and about 38 million men experienced psychological aggression by an intimate partner in their lifetime as well.

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Contributed by Brandi Fitch

September is Suicide Prevention Month and with the pandemic still gripping the country, an increasing number of individuals are finding themselves experiencing more stress and depressive symptoms than ever. If you are one of these individuals, remember that you are not alone and there is always someone that you can talk to. Don’t be afraid to talk about it.

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