Did you know that 70% of dating college age youth surveyed have reported experiencing emotional abuse in their romantic relationships? For many teens and young adults finding themselves in an abusive relationship (be it physical, emotional, sexual, verbal, tech or controlling situation) can feel like an inescapable trap.
In partnership with loveisrespect.org, Mary Kay’s 2014 Truth About Abuse Survey aimed to understand how long teens and young adults wait before they reach out for help and gauge what type of abuse is most prevalent among those who seek help.
Olympic gold medal gymnast Jordyn Wieber has partnered with Mary Kay to help empower teens and young adults in abusive relationships, help them discover resources available to them and help them realize they are not alone. I'm able to post an interview with her and Brian Pinero, Director of Digital Services for the National Domestic Violence Hotline and loveisrespect.