Amie is 19 and has been out of home on and off since she was 14. May is Domestic & Family Violence Prevention Month and Amie’s shared her story about being in a violent relationship.

Amie says, “I was in a violent relationship for a while. I’d tell other young women that if you think its not right, its probably not. I tried to hide what was happening because it was too embarrassing. You shouldn’t have to hide anything.

I would encourage others to just pack your stuff and leave!

I just want to tell young women JUST GET OUT!

My teenage years are gone and I’ve realised there’s so much more to life than unhealthy relationships.”

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