SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (News4Utah) Salt Lake Community College hosted the Voices of Abuse Tuesday night.
The event aimed to bring attention to the wide spectrum of abuse that people go through, the ways they can recognize it and get help.
News4Utah’s Kim Fisher hosted the panel which featured survivors of child abuse, rape, domestic violence and psychological abuse.
Panelists told their stories of how they eventually got away from their abusers or confronted them.
Thanks to movements like #MeToo and Start By Believing, survivors say they’ve seen a big improvement, but they note there is still a ways to go.
“Tonight I think the big goal for any of us on this panel is to just reach that one person who may not even know they’re being abused right now, or give that person hope that they can move past the abuse,” said Psarah Johnson, panelist.