Deanne Bray stars in an informative video produced by Deaf Hope, outlining the basics of domestic violence. Learn about the war zone of domestic violence, reflect on the sad truth that every year more women die from domestic violence than soldiers die in the Mideast, and commit to educating your own daughters about domestic violence.
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Shira Grabelski Opens Up: Take a few minutes to watch this video straight from the heart of a Deaf woman who is also a Little Person. Shira’s forthrightness and honesty about how she identifies herself will pull you right in and remind you that whatever identities define us, the bottom line is, we are all human and the same. Thank you for your candid and open words, Shira. You have brightened more people’s days than you may realize!
You Are Worth It: A warm thank you to Alison Aubrecht of Facundo Element for taking the time to make the video below in honor of National Suicide Prevention Week. The video recognizes the significant impact of audism and oppression on the mental health and well-being of Deaf people. Our counselors at ASC and researchers elsewhere can attest to this sad reality – oppression lies at the root of many mental health issues Deaf people experiences, including depression, anxiety and PTSD. It is important that the Deaf community continues to address oppression by working to remove it from everyone’s lives.
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Jenny Grinder Witterborg did a beautiful ASL translation of the article, “Regrets of the Dying” by Bronnie Ware. Life is a choice. It is your life. Choose consciously, choose wisely, choose honestly. Choose happiness.
Domestic Violence Counseling: No Deaf person should feel alone in dealing with domestic violence issues. Our Deaf therapists at ASC offer confidential counseling for women, men and families affected by domestic violence. Please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.