Domestic Violence can lead to suicide
On White Ribbon day let’s be mindful about the far-reaching impacts of domestic violence. The violence and injuries people experience at the hands of their perpetrators are immediate and horrific. But beyond the moment of violence are other impacts such as the victims carrying the traumatic memories throughout their lives, fleeing for their lives which can result in homelessness and disconnection from the family, friends and community.
We know more than 1 woman is murdered due to domestic violence weekly. Along with this though, the lethality is exacerbated as research shows us that 1 in 5 (20%) women who suicided were known to police because they were exposed to domestic violence as children.