Domestic Violence Awareness

One month ago I called 911 after witnessing domestic violence. I just can't stop thinking about the girl involved and if she is okay, so here is just another PSA on domestic violence. You. Do. Not. Deserve. That. I know you feel trapped. I know you often don't even realize that it is abuse but if any relationship ever makes you feel unsafe or scared, it's not right. If your friend has alienated you because of her new relationship and you feel like the person they are dating purposefully did that, you could be right and you have got to be there for them more than ever.

I wish I would've known what to look for in college. I wish I would've been able to identify toxic behavior. Please know that I don't care what you think of me and the mistakes I've made as long as you are safe and don't make the same ones. If he is controlling, that's a red flag. If he throws things or screams at you, that's a red flag. If he stands in front of the door and won't let you leave or prys your phone from your hands, that is a red flag.

Tell a safe person that you are uncomfortable. Help them help you leave. If you or anyone you know is in an abusive relationship, you can call 1-800-799-SAFE(7233) for further guidance.