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Health Matters: Domestic Violence

Aired Thursday, October 23, at 6 p.m. Domestic violence by an intimate partner affects approximately 10 million people a year, according to the CDC, and costs for medical and mental health care due to domestic violence are in the billions each year. On this month's Mental Health Edition of Health Matters on Red River Radio, co-hosts Mark Vigen and Shelley Visconte were joined by Patrina Jenkins, domestic violence advocate with Project Celebration, and Sergeant Lindsay Bonner of the Shreveport Police Domestic Violence Unit. They discussed signs of abuse and options for help and took your calls at 800-552-8502.