Charlene Bouie | Boca Raton, FL



TODAY, 6 children will commit suicide due to child abuse. An estimated 60% of child deaths caused by child abuse are not recorded as such on death certificates. One in three adolescents in the U.S. is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner, a figure that far exceeds rates of other types of youth violence. Verbal abuse is sometimes disguised as good-natured humor or pet names; however, the receiver knows differently by the tone of the voice and the hurt and embarrassment she experiences. If someone feels confused, frustrated, rejected, humiliated, sad, disappointed, shocked, or fearful after something is said, verbal abuse has likely occurred.

There is no life to be found in domestic violence. Every act of domestic violence brings us closer to death. Help 'Break The Silence' surrounding domestic violence.

- Coffee Break With Charley

Leslie Morgan Steiner | Seattle, WA