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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Kelli McLin

It’s been over a year since my life has changed from gun violence. My boyfriend and I were at the Route 91, Las Vegas shooting. I never knew anxiety or fear like I do now. I struggle with simple things like running errands, going out with friends or being in any crowded space. Now, I live with a constant conversation in my head that tries to reassure myself that I am safe in these situations, as my mind and body are screaming the opposite. I have had to work on my mental health A LOT this past year. Some days, weeks, months are better than others, and most people would never guess that I am still struggling. I have learned so much about myself since Route 91. Gun violence has changed my life forever, but I will not let it break me.

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