Patterson Gives Back – Domestic Violence Awareness Campaign

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and we were honored to partner with the Wichita Police Department to recognize and highlight an often underreported form of domestic violence – strangulation. If you are the victim of strangulation, seek immediate medical care, or call 911.

The Wichita Police Department recognizes non-fatal strangulation is one of the most lethal forms of domestic violence. Strangulation is a high-risk indicator for future serious assaults and homicide. Strangulation is often underreported, leaving no signs of visible injuries. However, death and other serious long-term medical conditions such as carotid artery dissection, respiratory complications, and the risk of blood clots traveling to the brain can occur days or weeks after an attack.