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.
Southern Arkansas University's Ceil Bridges displays her designs as part of the Clothesline Project traveling exhibit raising awareness about domestic abuse.
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The assistant district attorney for Upshur County, Texas, will speak Friday at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia about two difficult topics: strangulation and the documentation of domestic abuse.
Becky Ojeman is a full-time prosecutor of domestic violence cases. She’ll talk about how to recognize the signs of domestic violence and effectively document for criminal cases. She says evidence like in the Ray Rice domestic violence case is uncommon.
Bill Beckett talks with David Barker, author of the one man play Dodging The Bullets and Patric McWilliams, Artistic Director on River City Repertory Theatre about this One Man Play and the life events that lead to it's creation. For show times and information visit River City Repertory Theatre.