October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic violence is a serious problem; it is the most common cause of injury to women ages 15 to 44. Victims may suffer physical injuries such as bruises, cuts or broken bones, and they may suffer emotionally from depression, anxiety or social isolation.

People everywhere should know the signs to look for and steps to take if (1) they know somebody who is the victim of domestic violence or (2) they are the victim of abuse themselves.

Read more about domestic violence and find support through the WashU Work-Life Solutions employee assistance program, through Guidance Resources.