The Too-Common Crime People Don't Want To Talk About, And The 3 Million Kids Who Need Us To

These four infographics reveal some pretty scary truths about the nature of domestic violence. But understanding them is the first step to changing them, by offering our support to victims of domestic violence.

The Too-Common Crime People Don't Want To Talk About, And The 3 Million Kids Who Need Us To

If you are in an abusive relationship, a crisis counselor is one of the best and safest people to help you create an exit strategy. Do not tell your abuser you're leaving and be careful about who you notify of your plans so you can get out safely.

If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship, you can visit the National Domestic Violence Hotline website to speak with a crisis councilor or call 1-800-799-7233.

Side note: These images use female pronouns when referring to victims as opposed to gender-neutral language. While incidents involving female victims and male abusers are more common, it's important to note that domestic violence also occurs in same-sex relationships, and people of any gender can be abused or abusers. While this content isn't gender-neutral, it's still important despite the oversight. OK. Carry on!

Need a mood boost to help you sail through the weekend? Here are 10 moments that brought joy to our hearts and a smile to our faces this week. Enjoy!

1. How much does this sweet little boy adore his baby sister? So darn much.

Oh, to be loved with this much enthusiasm! The sheer adoration on his face. What a lucky little sister.

2. Teens raise thousands for their senior trip, then donate it to their community instead.

When it came time for Islesboro Central School's Class of 2021 to pick the destination for their senior class trip, the students began eyeing a trip to Greece or maybe even South Korea. But in the end, they decided to donate $5,000 they'd raised for the trip to help out their community members struggling in the wake of the pandemic instead.

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