Nia Suicide and Domestic Violence Program
The Nia Suicide and Domestic Violence Program is an intervention/research project offered by Grady Health System and the Emory Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences for African American women who in the past year have both attempted suicide and experienced domestic violence.
Suicide attempts are actions that people take to deliberately injure themselves. Although these actions do not result in death, the intent is clear.
In the past year, have you …
- Taken a lot of pills to overdose?
- Ingested something harmful?
- Cut yourself?
- Tried to shoot yourself?
- Tried to hang yourself?
- Jumped from a high place?
- Placed yourself in a life-threatening situation?
- Intentionally tried to take your own life?
Domestic violence can involve hitting or punching, but also includes sexual, psychological or emotional abuse as well. It is a way that one person asserts power and control over another person. You may be a survivor even if you have no physical injuries.
Are you a Survivor of Domestic Violence?
In the past year, has your partner...
ever made you afraid?
- ever pushed or hit you?
- told you that you deserve to be hurt?
- tried to control how you live, look, act, think, and spend money?
- put you down?
- blamed you when something went wrong?
- accused you of "coming on" to other people?
- demanded sex when you said "no"?
- made you feel as though you need to “walk on eggshells” so your partner won't get upset?
- tried to keep you from your friends?
- controlled your money?
IF YOU ARE AN AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN AND YOU ANSWERED YES TO ANY OF THE QUESTIONS ABOVE, THE GRADY NIA SUICIDE AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROGRAM MAY BE ABLE TO OFFER YOU SOME SUPPORT AND GUIDANCE.
What does the Grady Nia Suicide and Domestic Violence Program offer?
- A 10-session intervention program for suicidal African American women who have experienced domestic violence
- Weekly support groups for women who have attempted suicide or have suicidal thoughts
- Weekly support groups for women who have experienced violence in their relationships
- A Resource Room where women can find reading materials and other information about domestic violence, mental health, substance abuse, general health, legal assistance, housing, jobs, education, and child care
- A listening ear for women who may need support
For more information about the Grady Nia Suicide and Domestic Violence Program, you may call us at (404) 616-2897.