Did you know

1. Suppressed, unexpressed anger can lead anxiety and depression. Chronic (long-term) anger that is not appropriately expressed lead to physical problems such as high blood pressure, heart problems, headaches, skin disorders, and digestive problems. Anger can also be linked to problems such as alcohol and substance abuse, crime, emotional and physical abuse, and other violent behavior. (WebMD)

2. Physical abuse (domestic violence) that starts with a slap might lead to kicking, shoving, and choking over time. 1 out of 4 women will be a victim at some point. (WebMD)

3. Without help, girls who witness domestic violence are more vulnerable to abuse as teens and adults. Without help, boys who witness domestic violence are far more likely to become abusers of their partners and/or children as adults, thus continuing the cycle of violence in the next generation. (Safehorizon)

4. In Los Angeles County, prescription drug overdoses are the leading cause of emergency room visits. (County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health 2013).