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Leaders discuss domestic violence dangers

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Domestic violence is a recurring issue in Albany and October is a month designated to raise awareness about it.

Wednesday, women from the Liberty House Shelter, the Police Department, and Darton College explained how domestic violence affects the emotional well being of children, families, and adults.

A counselor from Morningstar Mental Health Clinic also spoke about specific examples of people who were in violent situations and how their friends and family need to be supportive through the process.

"If they have family or friends in a violent situation, remain calm and to be there no matter how many times that woman goes back to that violent situation," said Lisa Spears with Morningstar.

If someone is involved in a domestic violence situation or knows people involved, feel free to call the Serenity Home Shelter at (229) 890-7233.

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