Let’s Have Some Ice Cream!

 

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I had not seen my son in months but had recently discovered that my youngest granddaughter was suffering from a severe clinical depression, one that I learned  had been untreated for years.  She was in crisis.  She had been in crisis for some several weeks now and was crying out for help on a regular basis. Upon learning of this, I had been trying to help her the best I could. She was to check in with me daily via text with a number. 1 was if she was feeling good… 10 was she was having a really bad day and was unable to cope. Unable to cope regularly  she was having thoughts of suicide.  There were very few days she was below 7 and too many that she was in the 9 to 10 range. That Monday, March 10 the number was texted to me ….   20!!!! I was panicked, I didn’t know what to do, so I contacted my son and asked him to go home and keep an eye on Elizabeth and when he asked why I told him she was having a really bad day. I had been encouraging her every day to talk to her parents and tell them how bad she was feeling.  I sat at work hearing from Elizabeth’s boyfriend that her mother was yelling at her because she couldn’t stop crying and she was feeling so distraught. I was so worried about her. I text Elizabeth later on to ask how she was doing and her reply was a little better. She told me how her father took her to the square because he had to purchase something.  I asked her if he was talking to her about her sadness while they were out and her response to me was … ” No he didn’t talk to me about it but he bought me ice cream.”

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Stalking..It Is Not Love Pt.3

 

Stalking… It Is Not Love Pt. 2

Stalking … It Is Not Love

Are you or someone you know being STALKED?

Are you afraid for your safety or the safety of someone known to you because of the words or actions of another person?

  1. Is someone repeatedly following you or someone known to you from place to place? Repeatedly is more that one time and does not have to be for an extended period of time. The incidents may have occurred during the same day.
  2. Is someone repeatedly communicating with you, either directly or indirectly?
    1. Directly can be by telephone, in person, leaving messages on answering machines, or sending unwanted gifts, notes, letters or e-mails.
    2. Indirectly can be by contacting people you know and having messages sent through them or simply by making repeated unwanted inquiries about you.
  3. Is someone persistently close by or watching your home or any place where you or anyone known to you live, works, carries on business or happens to be?
  4. Have you or any member of your family been threatened by this person?

If you can answer YES to any of these questions you or someone you know may be a victim of CRIMINAL HARASSMENT – STALKING .

Behind Closed Doors

 

Cycle Of Domestic Violence

Everything Becomes Whole

 

 

I received this email a little while ago and wanted to share it and this powerful video with everyone.  So thank you Mariama for sending this my way.

" I wanted to introduce you to the new video from Billboard-acclaimed singer/songwriter, Sarah Fimm,
for the song “Everything Becomes Whole”.
The video was inspired by real-life accounts of violence against women; whose end result is a visually haunting
and emotional short film.
The video depicts a relationship that quickly turns from loving to abusive, with the male character overpowering
and physically harming the female character.
Sarah’s hope is to shine light on the issue, and create a call-to-action that inspires others to get involved
with organizations determined to bring an end to the issue.
Before going in to more details about the video and her latest album, you can view the video here:
Currently, Sarah is working with both the International Justice Mission and the
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, to inspire viewers of the video to get involved and make
a difference. And with October being Domestic Violence Awareness Month,
I thought the video and its message might be a great addition to mount cope."