Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic Violence Awareness MonthDomestic violence, like mental illness, is one of "those" subjects that most people don't talk about. That's why there's a huge need for "Domestic Violence Awareness Month." One big misconception about domestic violence is that if you aren't being physically beaten, then you're not a victim of domestic violence. That's simply not true. There are many types of domestic violence, including physical, sexual, emotional and psychological abuse. And just so I'm clear, women aren't the only victims. There's domestic violence against men, too. Unfortunately, there's not much public help for men who are facing relationship abuse.

However, no matter what gender you are, the important thing is to recognize domestic violence for what it is and take action. This article is your first step: How To Report Domestic Violence and Domestic Abuse. It also includes domestic violence hotline phone numbers.

On the HealthyPlace Facebook page, our "Question of the Day" is: How has domestic violence affected your mental health? We invite you to participate by commenting and sharing your feelings, experiences and knowledge.

Related Domestic Violence Information

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From the HealthyPlace Mental Health Blogs

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Impact of Child Sexual Abuse Later in Life on HealthyPlace TV

Do you ever stop to wonder what happens to physically and sexually abused children as they turn into adults themselves and try to lead a normal life? What is a normal life after you realize that your youth has been taken away? Dr. Ana Lopez talks about the difficult issues facing adult survivors of abuse on HealthyPlace TV. Watch our interview."

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APA Reference
Staff, H. (2012, October 15). Domestic Violence Awareness Month, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 21 from

Last Updated: September 4, 2014

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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