October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. YOU can make a difference.
#1Thing Key Messages
- The #1Thing that will end domestic violence is our collective power.
- Healing from domestic violence requires our collective One Things.
- We can all do #1Thing towards eradicating domestic violence.
- Sharing our stories can have a ripple effect and can inspire others to action.
- Our collective One Things are valuable for systems advocacy.
- #1Thing offers the community tangible ways to get involved in the effort to end domestic violence.
Check out the Domestic Violence Awareness Project for more on the #1Thing Campaign.
Suicide/Depression Warning Signs
The following symptoms/signs could indicate someone you know is suffering from either suicidal ideation or depression. If you know someone who is exhibiting these signs, be sure to ask them what’s going on.
- Talking about wanting to die or kill oneself
- Looking for a way to kill oneself
- Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live
- Talking about feeling trapped or being in unbearable pain
- Talking about being a burden to others
- Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs
- Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly
- Sleeping too little or too much
- Withdrawing or feeling isolated
- Displaying extreme mood swings
- Disruptions in eating patternsàovereating or lack of appetite
If you or someone you know suffers from depression or any of the mentioned symptoms, these are some resources you could use:
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
- Emergencies: Dial 911
- Behavior Health Response Team (Rockland County): (845) 517-0400
- Counseling at Rockland Jewish Family Service: (845) 354-2121
- Turning Point Behavioral Health Center: 719 W Nyack Rd #40, West Nyack, NY 10994, 845-353-2300