This October, let the world know how you #SeeDV.

Domestic violence affects more than 12 million* people in the United States each year.

This issue cannot be ignored. To create change, we have to talk openly and acknowledge how domestic violence affects our communities, our families and our lives. We can’t just turn away. We have to See DV.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month is an opportunity to shed more light on an issue that has claimed too many lives, and we’re inviting everyone get involved. Tell us about a time when you saw DV firsthand. Tell us about the effects of DV in your life, your family, your community. Tell us why it’s important to you to speak up now.

Join us this October to raise awareness of abuse, one story, one statement, one survivor at a time.

Because there is only one way to end domestic violence: together.

*CDC’s National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS), 2010

  • What Can You Do?

     

    • BLOG ABOUT IT. Tell the world how you #SeeDV. Share on your blog about how domestic violence has affected you or someone you know. Tell people why you think this issue is important and deserves attention. We encourage you to link to www.thehotline.org if your readers need information and resources.
    • GET SOCIAL WITH US. Throughout the month, tweet, post to Facebook or Instagram, pin on Pinterest, and use the hashtag #SeeDV. Share one of the images below with your followers. Be sure to follow the Hotline on Twitter, like us on Facebook, and follow our boards on Pinterest!
    • DONATE. Funds raised go directly toward increasing and improving services for victims and survivors. Your contribution helps save lives.
    • SHARE YOUR STORY WITH US. Go to our Share Your Story for DVAM page and let us know how you #SeeDV. Tell us your story, share words of encouragement with survivors, and let your voice be heard!
    • DISPLAY THE BADGE. Place the #SeeDV badge on your website for the month of October. Let your audience know this issue is important to you!
    • LEARN MORE. Need information about red flags and abuse dynamics? DV statistics? How to help someone you know? We’ve got you covered.
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    On Facebook & Twitter (share these or create your own!)

    I see domestic violence as a fixable problem. This October, spread the word that healthy relationships rock! #SeeDV

    October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Join me & the National Domestic Violence Hotline and share how you #SeeDV!

    There is only one way to end domestic violence: together. This Oct raise awareness one story, one statement, one survivor at a time #SeeDV

    I see domestic violence as the reason to speak out against unhealthy relationship behaviors. How do you #SeeDV?

    What does domestic violence look like in your community? To create change, we have to 1st see the problem for ourselves. This Oct. #SeeDV

    Everyone deserves a safe & respectful relationship. Work to end domestic violence this Oct. by letting people know how you #SeeDV

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How I #SeeDV: Crayton Webb

Crayton Webb, VP of Corporate Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility for Mary Kay Inc., shares his thoughts about the roles men play in domestic violence.