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October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Domestic violence can include physical, sexual, psychological, or stalking behaviors used to harm or control a current or former partner.
Domestic violence is common. Physical injuries, depression, substance use, and unstable housing are all linked to domestic violence.
Many individuals who experience violence turn to friends and family for help. You can play an important role in keeping them safe: Listen, let them know they’re not alone, and direct them to local resources and service providers, such as Centre Safe in State College.
For more information, visit thehotline.org.
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I’m Cheraine Stanford, WPSU.