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Domestic Abuse/Violence: Breaking the Silence and Seeking Support
Domestic abuse/violence is a pervasive and often hidden problem in Canada. According to Statistics Canada, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 8 men will experience domestic abuse/violence in their lifetimes.
What is Domestic Abuse/Violence?
Domestic abuse/violence can take many forms, including physical, sexual, emotional, and financial abuse. It can happen between partners, family members, or other individuals who live together. Domestic abuse/violence is often about power and control and can involve threats, isolation, and manipulation.
Domestic abuse/violence is never acceptable and can have significant impacts on individuals' physical and mental health, as well as their relationships, work, and overall well-being.
Examples and Statistics in Canada
In Canada, domestic abuse/violence is a widespread issue that affects individuals of all ages, genders, and backgrounds. Here are some statistics and examples to help paint a picture of the problem:
- According to a 2018 survey, 54% of Canadians know someone who has experienced domestic abuse/violence.
- In 2019, police reported over 97,000 domestic abuse/violence incidents in Canada, with women being the victims in over 70% of cases.
- Indigenous women in Canada are significantly more likely to experience domestic abuse/violence than non-Indigenous women.
- Domestic abuse/violence can happen in any community, regardless of socio-economic status, race, or religion.
Breaking the Silence and Seeking Support
If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic abuse/violence, it's essential to know that help is available. No one deserves to live in fear or be subjected to abuse/violence, and there are many resources and services that can help.
At No Fear Counselling, we offer support and counselling for individuals and families impacted by domestic abuse/violence. Our team of mental health professionals can help you navigate the complex emotions and challenges associated with abuse/violence and develop strategies for staying safe and moving forward.
Additionally, there are many resources available across Canada for individuals impacted by domestic abuse/violence, including crisis hotlines, shelters, and legal support services. If you or someone you know is experiencing abuse/violence, don't hesitate to reach out for help.
Together, we can work towards breaking the silence around domestic abuse/violence and creating a world where everyone feels safe and respected in their homes and relationships.
Why No Fear Counselling?
With clinicians of many languages and backgrounds in convenient locations, we provide effective counselling services tailored to your unique situation.