Domestic Violence and Suicide
One in three women is victimized by domestic violence at some point in her life.
Only one in five victims with physical injuries seeks medical treatment.
Only about half of domestic violence incidents are reported to police.
Almost all of the perpetrators of domestic violence say that they will stop. But most don't.
The violence usually gets worse.
All women who are victims of domestic violence are at risk of being murdered by their abusers.
And one out of every four women who are the victims of domestic violence attempt suicide.
Domestic violence is always wrong, and it is a crime.
And there is never an excuse for domestic violence. Never.
All perpetrators of domestic violence are cowards and criminals.
The women who are victimized by these heinous crimes feel trapped and confused.
The abuser not only physically attacks the woman, but also psychologically attacks her.
The verbal attacks are meant to control the victim, and to try to strip her of her self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-love. The perpetrator also often wants the woman to believe that she is at fault for the violence and the verbal abuse.
Many domestic violence victims try to change their behavior (even though they are not doing anything wrong) because the horrible attacks leave them hopeless, helpless, and confused. But there really is nothing that the victims can do to stop the violence, because they are dealing with a selfish, cruel criminal who does not have a conscience. All of the blame is on the criminal--the cowardly perpetrator of the domestic violence--not on the victim.
The horrible crime of domestic violence often results in a woman
isolating herself and becoming clinically depressed.
Many women feel trapped and powerless, and do not receive treatment for their depression, and thus believe that suicide is the only way out.
Also, many children who are in households where domestic violence occurs attempt suicide. Children are deeply affected by the physical and emotional abuse; they
too feel powerless, and oftentimes become depressed. They may seek to end their own pain and escape from the horrors of domestic violence with dying by suicide.
If you are a victim of domestic violence, please get help immediately.
Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at
TDD - 1-800-787-3224
The best way to end domestic violence is to leave the criminal abuser.
Go to a shelter if you need to.
Stay with family if you need to.
Stay with friends if you need to.
But please get help immediately, and please protect yourself and your children (if you have any).
Again, the number for the National Domestic Violence Hotline is
TDD - 1-800-787-3224
Please get help now.
Remember that there is never an excuse for domestic violence. Never.
You deserve a better life.
You are a great person.
Take care of yourself.
If you are suicidal, immediate action is required; so please
read the information on the home page of this website and take action.