October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Read and share stories to honor survivors whose lives have been changed by domestic violence.

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When I was 24, my friend killed himself by shooting himself in the head in front of me. I had naively ignored a story that he had gotten drunk and fired a shot at his ex-girlfriend a few weeks prior. Domestic violence, alcohol and guns are a deadly combination. I was lucky he did not shoot me.

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