Domestic violence can put you at risk of serious physical injury. But did you know that the chronic stress of an abusive relationship can also cause a wide range of physical and mental health problems, including depression, anxiety, headaches, abdominal pain, and chronic pain? Making this connection can help you take steps toward better health.
Is your partner:
- hurting you or threatening to hurt you?
- controlling you?
- isolating you from doing thiings you want to do, like seeing family and friends, or going to work or school?
- overly jealous?
- blaming you for his/her problems
- making you feel like you are crazy?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be in an abusive relationship. Unfortunately, abuse is very common. Domestic Violence does not tend to go away on its own. It tends to get worse and more frequent with time. Domestic Violence can happen to anyone regardless of race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender and affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels.
You deserve to be safe and healthy. If you are being hurt physically or emotionally by your partner, it is not your fault. You are not alone. We are here to give you the resources you need. It is safe and confidential to talk to your doctor, nurse or social worker when you are in the hospital. They can help provide resources, support and safety planning.
Click here for a list of resources that can help.If you are in immediate danger, please call 911.