The Long Term Effects of Violence

This powerful post by Barbara of the Idealistic Rebel blog contains a story on domestic violence and the words “We need to create love, kindness, and acceptance in this world.” Absolutely.

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We are now living in a coarse society filled with violence, intolerance and hatred. Can we live with these influences without harm to our psyche? I think not. Must we always agree? No. Can we speak our truth? Yes.

It is important that we as individuals talk about our issues and points of disagreement. Is there damage from a violent society? Yes. I know this because there is damage left from violence in families and homes. I worked in Domestic Violence for over two score years, and counseled at Rape Crisis. I worked as a psych nurse for years. I am going to share a story of how long the effects can last.

One night, I was passing meds on my forty-two-bed lock down unit. I was in the hallway when I heard crying and indistinct words. I went into the room and both patients were in their beds and…

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16 thoughts on “The Long Term Effects of Violence

  1. Thanks for sharing this, Christy! I went over and read the full article.
    I’d have to be made of stone not to feel sad and angry. I’ve always wanted a world full of love and peace. Having my Art Gowns be ambassadors for charities is the least I can do at this point, and hopefully I will be able to take the idea to a more productive place.

  2. I’m sorry to say that it has always been like this. I’m glad to say that it does improve, as history shows. I believe, and have seen, that the will to make the world better keeps on being born and is an indomitable force of nature, even though it can get twisted as we grow. Unfortunately, overall improvement Is rather slow compared with our life spans.

    Posts like this, keep reminding us to press on. Nicely done, both blogger and re-blogger. 🙂

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