Domestic violence and abuse Emergency Department leaflet


OverviewDomestic abuse is a health issue. Victims of domestic violence and abuse may experience the following: Suicidal thoughts and attempts. Depression. Low self esteem. Post traumatic stress disorder. Drug and alcohol dependency and repeated physical injuries. An estimated 7.5 percent of women (1.2 million) and 4.3 percent of men (713,000) experienced domestic abuse in the year ending March 2017. (The …

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