Domestic abuse remains a significant societal issue that seems difficult to eradicate. Multiple efforts have been made to stop domestic violence through legislation, education, activism, and other means. What’s more alarming is that someone you know might be a victim of domestic violence. As a non-profit organization, the Progressive Alliance For The Targeted Health (PATH) aims to provide a glimpse into the warning signs of domestic abuse.
- Black eyes
These are just the most common hints of domestic abuse, but remember that many victims may cover these signs through clothing or heavy makeup. It’s important to identify physical signs right away to prevent further health or safety risks.
- Low self-esteem
- Suicidal thoughts or attempts
- Being extremely apologetic
Emotional indications of domestic abuse vary per person. Regardless, if you notice strange emotional alterations in a friend, loved one, or family member, seek help immediately.
- Changes in sleeping patterns
- Being socially reserved
- Loss of interest in activities they used to enjoy
- Excessive privacy about their relationship
Also, look for signs of fear. Being fearful towards a partner is a huge red flag.
WHAT WE DO
With our community outreach program in the Washington Metropolitan area, we continue to raise awareness on domestic violence and how to end it. If you wish to take part in our cause, be one of us!
We work for the benefit of refugees, HIV communities, African-Americans, and other marginalized groups.