Everyone is talking about the rise in suicides in our country, like it is a big surprise! We at Fix the Hurt have been the harbinger of the devastating impact Domestic Violence and Dating Violence have on our society. For ten years we have been focusing on these two issues because we have seen up close the impact on victims; especially from Dating Violence. We have watched reported slipping in grades, lack of interest in life, increase in use of drugs, promiscuity, rape, suicide and homicides. We have provided training talked to hundreds of students and get the same response. Partner violence is running rampant among our young people in our schools and universities!
Data from an article in the Zanesville Times Recorder validates our concerns. It reports:
“Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. and the second leading cause of death among individuals age 10 to 24, according to the Ohio Department of Health”
We, at Fix the Hurt, have produced two musicals and one book play used to raise awareness and end the dangers of Domestic and Dating Violence.
“Thomas Simon, a suicide expert for the Centers of Disease Control, said exposure to violence – child abuse and neglect, bullying, peer violence, dating violence, sexual violence, and intimate partner violence – is associated with increased risk of depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, suicide, and suicide attempts.”
In our ongoing effort to stop violence, Fix the Hurt is sponsoring a Gala event on September 9. 2017 at the Mesa Women’s Club to help raise funds to end this violence – A Night For Hope –
Some data was used from the following article
Zanesville Times Recorder Shelly Schultz, Reporter Published 2:00 p.m. ET Sept. 2, 2017