My Positive Perspective Broadcasts Episode in Recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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My Positive Perspective host Jason Deierlein was joined by Project Unity Founder Butch Kennedy for an episode. The episode was released in recognition of October being National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

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One in three women will be a victim of domestic violence

On October 21, 2014, My Positive Perspective host Jason Deierlein was joined by Project Unity founder Butch Kennedy for an episode. Kennedy is a strong advocate in the Charleston area by raising awareness against Domestic Violence. As the episode begins, Deierlein asks Kennedy to tell what gives him motivation and drive in the fight against domestic violence. Kennedy replies, “When I first came to Charleston about seven years ago, I learned about the problem Charleston had with violence. One cannot start correcting this problem without starting to address the subject of domestic violence. I started a program called MAD, which stands for men against domestic violence and we live by the belief that real men don’t hit women.”

Kennedy continues, “One in three women will be a victim of domestic violence and it is the number one cause of death for women under the age of 46.” Deierlein then asks, “What would be one of the first steps that would help women identify a scene of domestic violence?” Kennedy replies, “It usually starts off as a verbal thing such as putting someone down and escalates from there.”

Deierlein then says, “This problem is germane to what is happening currently in the NFL. What is your take on this?” Kennedy replies, “I think the NFL just does not get it. They have had this problem for a while now. Sadly, they do not do enough to punish and prevent it.”

My Positive Perspective is a media outlet believing that improvement in our community will be best achieved by focusing on the good things happening in our world today. Having survived a near fatal car accident as a youth, a shift of perception forced one to have a mentality of always concentrating on the brighter sides of things. This was true, and in my book, Return From a Comatose Mind, this belief was put to the test. Appreciation for life was the biggest thing one took away from my brush with death, and it is because of that gives me such a huge desire to be helpful to many. My Positive Perspective is a way of overcoming challenges through positive thinking.

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