Having been involved in family law disputes for two decades, I have seen the horror of domestic abuse, including a young woman who was killed by her husband, one who was raped and severely beaten, and countless others, including men, women, children and seniors, who were otherwise abused physically, emotionally or financially.
My daughter Grace McDermott made a video for a social media class at college.
It is a graphic reminder of the brutal reality of domestic abuse. I am proud of her efforts to bring continuing attention to this difficult problem.
It is a tough one to watch, but a great reminder that anyone on the receiving end of abuse should get out and get help before it goes terribly wrong.
For help with an abuse problem call:
- National Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 799-7233
- Elder Abuse in New York State: (800) 342-3009 (option 6)
- Child Abuse in New York State: (800) 342-3720