ABClatino Magazine Year 3 issue 5 - Page 21

The Correlation Between

Mental Health

and Domestic Violence

By Valerie Lenis, Women’s Support Services

In addition to possible physical harm, victims of domestic abuse often live with long lasting emotional and psychological effects. In fact, 73% of women that experience domestic violence suffer from depression or anxiety (Women’s Trust). The long term mental health effects of violence against victims can include post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorders, or depression.

For youth, dealing with trauma and abuse can cause a child to have developmental delays, difficulties at school, aggressive behavior, and low-self-esteem. Whether among adolescents or adults, the impact of poor mental health among abuse victims can often be overlooked and go untreated....KEEP READING HERE

WSS. ofrece servicios de apoyo bilingues comuníquese con

Deanna Barry

dbarry@wssdv.org,

(860) 364-1080.

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