Issue2015- 1 Violent relationships in adolescence can have serious ramifications by putting victims at higher risk for substance abuse, eating disorders, risky sexual behaviors, and further domestic violence.
Throughout the month of February, teens and organizations across the country will be working together to raise awareness about teen dating violence. 1 in 3 teens in the U.S. is the victim of physical, sexual, emotional, or verbal abuse by a dating partner, a figure that far exceeds other types of youth violence. Girls and young women between the ages of 16 and 24 experience the highest rate of intimate partner violence (almost triple the national average).
On Tuesday, February 10 wear something orange to show your support for healthy relationships. Encourage friends and family to wear something orange as well. Organizations like Break the Cycle are working to empower youth to end domestic violence. Every young person has the right to a safe and healthy relationship, but not every state defines dating violence or dating abuse in the same way. As a result, not every state provides the same protections for minors suffering from abuse.
common warning signs of dating abuse: - Checking cell phones, emails or social networks without permission - Extreme jealousy or insecurity - Constant belittling or put-downs - Explosive temper - Isolation from family and friends - Making false accusations - Erratic mood swings - Physically inflicting pain or hurt in any way - Possessiveness - Telling someone what to do - Repeatedly pressuring someone to have sex If you or someone you know sees warning signs in their relationship, contact your local agency or call 866-331-9474. FOR MORE INFORMATION
Let’s start the conversation about dating abuse and healthy relationships. Learn the difference between healthy, unhealthy and abusive relationships. There are many signs to pay attention to in a relationship, look for
Break the Cycle www.breakthecycle.org Love is Respect www.loveisrespect.org
American Heart Month 1 in 3 women die of heart disease and stroke each year. Celebrate National Wear Read Day with For Red for Women on Friday, February 6, 2015 to help save women’s lives. Heart disease in women is the No. 1 killer of women and is more deadly than all forms of cancer.
Cardiac Arrest VS. Heart Attack Cardiac Arrest occurs when the heart malfunctions and stops beating unexpectedly. A Heart Attack occurs when blood flow to the heart is blocked. When Cardiac Arrest occurs, a person becomes unresponsive, is not breathing or is only gasping.
Symptoms of a heart attack may be immediate and include intense discomfort in the chest or other areas of the upper body, shortness of breath, cold sweats, and/or nausea/vomiting. More often, symptoms start slowly and persist for hours, days or weeks before a heart attack. Unlike cardiac arrest, the heart usually does not stop beating during a heart attack. The longer the person goes without treatment, the greater the damage.
- Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
In both cases, 9-1-1 should be called immediately. Every minute matters.
- Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
Signs of a Stroke
- Sudden trouble seeing or blurred vision in one or both eyes
You should never wait more than five minutes to dial 9-1-1 if you experience one of the signs below. You could be having a stroke even if you’re not experiencing all of the symptoms.
- Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination - Sudden severe headache with no known cause