A woman's legs splay motionless on the floor, a man in dress shirt and tie slumps face-down on the ground, a young boy lies sprawled at the bottom of a staircase, police knock at a front door.
It doesn't have to end here.
That's the message behind a powerful new ACT Domestic Violence Prevention Council campaign aimed at boosting awareness of what domestic and family abuse looks like and to draw attention to it as a whole-of-community problem.
Council chairwoman Marcia Williams said the campaign was "very confronting; deliberately confronting" and was designed to compel Canberrans to seek out more information or to have a conversation with a friend, family member or colleague who could be experiencing violence.
"There are too many people in the ACT who think it doesn't happen," she said.
ACT Victims of Crime commissioner John Hinchey hoped the series of posters and videos would challenge misconceptions that domestic and family abuse was a "private matter", limited to physical violence, and only experienced by women in heterosexual relationships.