On This Sunday…: About Last Sunday

On This Sunday, thank you.

That’s right. Thanks to you, the reader, for taking the time to read my story last week in response to the recent spate of domestic violence incidents involving NFL players. If you were watching the news this week, I’m sure you’d be shaking your head like I am over how the NFL continues to poorly address this issue. I’ll leave it to others to hold the league and its players more accountable on that matter.

The story I told last week is something that I have always been comfortable sharing, despite its dark subject matter. I believe that sharing stories like this to others is one of the best coping mechanisms to help me recover through such trauma I experienced as a child. I shared my story last week not to bring attention to my own story but rather to add some personal perspective of how this is a real problem that affects real people. That’s what I hope readers took away from all this — domestic violence and child abuse should not be trivialized and should be taken more seriously.

If you know someone who might be a victim of domestic violence or are one, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1 (800) 799-7233. The hotline is open 24/7 and is completely confidential.

If you know someone who might be a victim of child abuse or are one, please visit this link for the contact information in your state.