The murder-suicide Saturday night at Forsyth Medical Center appears from all accounts to have been a tragedy in the making for some time. And the shocking public nature of it is more evidence that the mindsets that often underpin acts of domestic violence are deep-seated and not easily resolved. Simply stated, those involved in unhealthy relationships need help.

If you see yourself in this picture, as a victim or an abuser, stop reading and call this number: 336.723.8125. That’s the domestic violence hotline at Family Services. They know what you’re going through and they can help.

And if anyone thinks this advice may be missing its target audience, think again. Domestic violence does not discriminate based on race, socioeconomic status, education, sex, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age or religious affiliation.
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