Suicide/ Domestic Violence

Heather - posted on 04/20/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )

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Hello Beautiful Moms,

The Circle of Mom's team would like to announce that Circle of Moms has connected with organizations to support Moms who have reported thoughts/attempts of suicide as well as domestic violence on the site. I know this hasn't been a huge issue in our community, but this is valuable knowledge that we can carry to other communities (or into everyday life). These organizations can also connect you with resources locally to you. Apologies for the length of this post as I want to give you as much information as possible. Please feel free to copy and re-post any portion or all of this information for your records.

P.S. I am unsure that all of these links will work after I copied and pasted them. If they don't I will work on updating them, but if you need one I don't have updated, please let me know and I will get it to you ASAP. Thank you in advance for your understanding and patience.

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NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE / THE SAMARITANS
If you have encountered a direct threat of suicide on Circle of Moms, or if you are seeking support, we encourage you to contact the following:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (the Lifeline)
United States Residents: 1-800-273-TALK(8255)

The Samaritans
United Kingdom Residents: 08457 90 90 90

Republic of Ireland: 1850 609090

Other Countries: A list of suicide prevention hotlines can be found at either http://www.befrienders.org or http://www.iasp.info/resources/Crisis_Ce...

Support from a friend can be instrumental in getting her the help she needs. Crisis workers at the Lifeline are available 24/7 and the call is free and confidential.

If you know someone who you feel needs this information, but feel uncomfortable approaching her with this information, you can also:

- Call the Lifeline or The Samaritans directly for guidance in how to support her.

- If you believe that she is in immediate danger of suicide (and you have contact information for her), please contact your local law enforcement.

We encourage you to learn about the warning signs of suicide as well as how to respond by visiting the following pages:
http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org...
http://www.samaritans.org/your_emotional...

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NATIONAL COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (NCADV)
If you have encountered a Mom on Circle of Moms (or in person) who has reported domestic violence (including child abuse), or if you are in an abusive relationship, we recommend you contact the following:

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
United States Residents: 1-800-799-SAFE(7233)
http://www.ncadv.org
For questions, resource materials or referrals, Moms can contact
Maria Luisa O'Neill
1-303-839-1852 ext. 109
mloneill@ncadv.org

American Domestic Violence Crisis Line
Americans residing overseas: 1-866-879-6636
http://www.866uswomen.org

Domestic Violence & Incest Resource Center
Australia Residents: 1800 200 526
http://www.dvirc.org.au

Shelternet
Canada Residents: http://www.shelternet.ca

Women's Aid
United Kingdom Residents: 0808 2000 247
http://www.womensaid.org.uk

Other Countries: A worldwide list of agencies against domestic violence can be found at http://www.hotpeachpages.net

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger (and you have contact info), please contact your local law enforcement.

For introductory information on what battering is:
http://www.ncadv.org/learn/TheProblem.ph...

For information on intimate partner violence and HIV/AIDS
http://www.ncadv.org/learn/DV%20and%20HI...

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Britt - posted on 04/21/2011

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Great idea! I have on occasion thought that ending my existence would be easier than what I was experiencing at the moment. Thankfully, I was aware of the state of devastation that I would leave my family in, so I did not act on my thoughts.

It is great to have available to everyone places to call or go to when they are feeling alone and overwhelmed!

Britt - posted on 04/21/2011

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Great idea! I have on occasion thought that ending my existence would be easier than what I was experiencing at the moment. Thankfully, I was aware of the state of devastation that I would leave my family in, so I did not act on my thoughts.

It is great to have available to everyone places to call or go to when they are feeling alone and overwhelmed!

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wow. great for posting. thank you. I'm assuming you don't mind if I cut and paste to a group I am in?

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