Disney Channel Star Debby Ryan Speaks Out On Dating Violence

(FOX 11) Debby Ryan, best known as starring in the Disney Channel original series "Jessie," has teamed up with Mary Kay for a campaign aimed at raising awareness of dating violence.

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Approximately one in four women in the United States will experience abuse in their lifetime, according to the "Don't Look Away" campaign.

Dating violence, whether that be physical, verbal, emotional, sexual or digital abuse, is an issue the 21-year-old is passionate about -- and in partnering with Mary Kay -- hopes to spread the message on how simple it is for a victim to get help.

Mary Kay has a text for help service for teens and young adults experiencing dating abuse. By texting "love is" to 22522, victims are connected safely and anonymously to trained peer advocates who can provide support, safety tips and referrals.

Connect:
Twitter | @DebbyRyan
Site | debbyryan.com

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