You’re worthless, dumb, ugly, fat, stupid, *%#$%*+!#, lazy, damaged goods, pathetic, disgusting, crazy, uneducated, broke, broken, hideous… Nobody else is going to want you. The harmful and hateful slurs continue on and on throughout a verbal and emotionally abusive relationship. When have these words been spoken to you and about you? The old saying “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me” is an absolute lie from the pit of hell. Words do hurt and can last a lifetime. How many of you are still hiding behind a mask because of what someone said to you as a child, pre-teen, teenager, young adult, adult, etc.? You understand where I’m coming from, don’t you? Words can have a lasting effect and damage a person’s self-esteem.
The National Black Nurses Association Violence Reduction Committee will be hosting a Call to Action webinar to discuss Gun Violence, Police Reform, and Domestic Violence. It’s time to discuss topics that are often avoided, but absolutely necessary to discuss.
A transparent discussion with Veronica Pryor Faciane as we share parts of our stories as survivors of domestic violence. #mentalhealth
According to the CDC, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men will experience physical violence by their intimate partner at some point during their lifetimes. At least 5 million acts of domestic violence occur annually to women aged 18 years and older, with over 3 million involving men (Huecker & Smock, 2020).
I’ll ask the question again: Have you had an open, transparent, and honest conversation with your family, friends, colleagues, and employers about domestic violence? The time is now to #SpeakUp
The Elephant in the Room with Veronica Pryor Faciane and Dr. Monica. Are you the victim of intimate partner violence or know someone who is? Do you want to know about how to help someone who is a victim? Join us as we share our personal healing journeys as survivors of intimate partner violence and provide you with valuable resources and tools.
Dr. Monica Debro
For anonymous, confidential help available 24/7, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE) or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY) now.
I’m honored and excited to be a presenter for Tara Hall’s Jumpstart to Success group. Her theme this month is “Finding Your Voice.” I would love for you to join me for this lively discussion. Are you ready to Find Your Voice?