#SignalForHelp Everyone should know this international hand sign for ‘#HelpMe‘
Perhaps one of the most frightening things is to find yourself in a life-threatening situation with a dangerous person while having no way of notifying others.
There are numerous stories of people finding ways to hand someone a note that they’re in need of help or making some sort of signal that they are in a bad situation. But would it not be best if we had a universal way to discretely inform others that we’re in danger without the abuser noticing?
There surely is. And it’s the international signal for help me, which people around the world are now learning as it goes viral.
Acceding to the Wikipedia,
The Signal for Help (or the Violence at Home Signal for Help me) is a single-handed gesture that can be used by an individual to alert others that they feel threatened and need help over a video call, or in-person. It was originally created as a tool to combat the rise in domestic violence cases around the world as a result of the self-isolation measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic.