October is Survivor’s Month
October has been nominated the awareness month for two great causes: Breast Cancer and Domestic Violence. These causes affect mostly women, although it can affect men as well. More and more we discover that men are victims of domestic violence in the same way and intensity that women are and they are even more afraid of getting help due to fear of ridicule by society. To my ignorance, I discovered that men are also sufferers of male breast cancer, so this is for all of you too.
Today I want to give you some sources to obtain help. There’s no shame in seeking assistance with your issues. With cancer there’s nothing you did to cause this, it’s a disease and feelings of despair and frustration after being diagnosed and during treatment are totally normal and there is help out there for you.
If you are in a domestic violence situation, know that this,also, is not your fault. Nobody deserves to be mistreated in a relationship. Also know, that because you don’t have bruises does not mean that it’s not domestic violence. If you are being controlled, threatened, or humiliated, know that is not God’s plan for your life and you deserve so much more.
- Cancer Care
- American Cancer Society
- The Breast Cancer Resource Center
- Susan G. Komen for the cure
- Cancer.net (male breast cancer resource)
- National Domestic Violence Hotline
- National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
- Domestic Violence Helpline for Men and Women
- Domestic Violence Resource Center
- Safe Horizon
Please be safe and get help.
If you want to share your survivor story with us (even anonymously) please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org If your story is chosen to be featured you will receive a copy of my new book The Road Home. If you are currently enduring these situations and need prayer, do not hesitate to send us an email and we’ll pray for you.
Be blessed and be safe
Posted on October 1, 2012, in Articles, Inspirational Thoughts and tagged Cancer, Domestic violence, God, Naty Matos, People, Road Home, State and Regional Networks, Violence and Abuse, women. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.