Mental Health and Abuse: Key Facts

Survivors of domestic violence often face mental health challenges as a result of the abuse, including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and suicidal ideation.

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The Power of Prevention

wooden bridge over a mountain stream

Moving Upstream Maybe you’ve heard the prevention parable, “Moving Upstream.” In the story, a person fishing in a river sees a person being carried downstream, struggling for life. They pull that person out, but more and more people keep being carried downstream, needing to be rescued. Exhausted from constantly pulling people out of the river,…

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How you can support survivors during Covid-19

Intersecting arrows on a graph going from left corners to right corners that demonstrate a decrease in social supports and an increase in escalation of violence. Arrows point to the side of the graph where a box says "high escalation of violence". Two vertical dotted lines intersect the arrows. On the left, the line says "when warning signs are visible" and further to the right the line says "when survivors call".

Since Covid-19 became a serious concern, we have learned a lot about our responsibility to physically distance ourselves, and to self-isolate in order to limit the spread. While it is an act of community care to encourage others to stay home, we also know that home is not always comfortable or safe.  For people who…

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