With September being National Suicide Prevention Month, it is a good time to connect with friends or family who might be struggling. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, but with strong support and access to resources, it is also preventable. Here at CONNECT to end violence, we also want to acknowledge the close link between domestic violence and suicidality. According to the American Psychological Association, survivors of intimate partner abuse are twice as likely to attempt suicide multiple times. We hope that by talking more openly about both of these public health crises, more work can be done and people can be reached.
If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, support is available by calling Emergency Services, a program of MVCS at 508-693-0032 or The National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.
The mission of CONNECT to end violence is to reduce domestic and sexual violence on Martha’s Vineyard by changing the social norms through education, advocacy and community mobilization, and providing crisis intervention services including advocacy, counseling and support services for victims, survivors and their significant others. CONNECT is dedicated to the social movement to end violence in our community.
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Hotline: (508) 696-SAFE (7233)
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