Domestic Abuse During Coronavirus: Support & Advice for Victims to Get Help, Get Out & Stop the Cycle by Mannette Morgan
There has never been a more frightening time for victims of domestic abuse than right now. While staying home can help reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), this is not the safest option for those who are isolating with an abusive partner.
The National Domestic Abuse helpline reported a 25 percent increase in calls since early March. Not only has the pandemic made it more difficult for people to access help as they are under their abuser's constant surveillance, but many domestic abuse programs have been forced to reduce their services because of staff social-distancing requirements.
Survivors need help now more than ever. The isolation that is supposed to provide us with protection from this awful tragedy makes some more vulnerable to another. As we adapt to change all around us, I encourage victims to flex those changing muscles, be honest with themselves and gain confidence; now is the perfect time to start a new life.
My ultimate goal is to eradicate the cycle of abuse by healing and educating those who are most likely to fall into the same patterns over and over again. My incredible story of survival and recovery is documented in my book, Finding Your Voice. The book is part memoir, part comprehensive blueprint guide that offers step-by-step strategies, encouraging personal anecdotes and expert techniques built upon the foundation of years of self-help work, therapy and my own transformative approach to healing.
Need help? Call 1-800-799-7233. If you are unable to speak safely, log into thehotline.org or text LOVEIS to 1-866-331-9474. You are not alone.
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