Gun Violence Awareness
The year 2019 recorded 39,707 deaths from gun violence which accounts for 109 people dying from fire-arm related injury each day. It is also among the 5 leading causes of death in the United States. About 86% of all victims of firearm deaths are males, and firearm homicide rates are highest among teens and young adults from 15-34 years of age, and among Black, American Indian/Alaskan Native, and Hispanic populations.
The survivors of a firearm-related injury may experience short-term as well as long-term consequences. These include problems with memory, thinking, emotions, and physical disability from injury to the brain; paralysis from injury to the spinal cord; and chronic mental health problems from conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder.
United in Love aims to prevent firearm injuries with a 3-pronged approach.
3. Collaborative action
We aim to create awareness among individuals and communities that are vulnerable and most targeted. The idea is to empower individuals and communities to safeguard against possible threats and understand the gravity of the situation.
While many Americans legally use firearms for a variety of activities, fatal and nonfatal firearm violence poses a serious threat to public safety and welfare. Very little research is available to youngsters and communities in this regard. Our organization helps to destigmatize the notion that getting help is seen as weak this is a myth. Receiving help only empowers and enables people who are hurt to heal and become their best selves.
After creating awareness and educating the masses, we aim to collaborate with people from all races to help those who have suffered the dark side of gun violence. Join hands with us in serving victims of firearm-related crimes. Because they need us even after they’ve recovered from physical injuries. We will bring hope to the people whose memories are scarred due to that one event in life that changed everything. Let’s donate and collaborate for gun violence survivors suffering from PTSD and other related mental health issues.