Domestic Violence - Healing
To recover from domestic violence, the survivor must: 

(1.) Stop blaming herself for what has happened — take responsibility for present and future choices. 
(2.) Stop isolating herself — reconnect with people in order to build a support network.
(3.) Stop denying and minimizing feelings — she should learn how to understand and express herself with the help of a therapist.
(4.) Stop identifying her self as a victim— take control of her life by joining a survivors’ support group. 
(5.) Stop the cycle of abuse — get herself and her children counseling to help heal psychological wounds and to learn healthy ways to function in the world.
Recovery from domestic violence is a step-by-step process; a journey no one should take alone. The first step toward becoming a survivor is taken when victims call for help. The National Domestic Violence Hotline is (800) 799-SAFE.
Hotline Phone Numbers

Domestic Violence Hotline:
800.621.HOPE (4673)

Crime Victims Hotline:
866.689.HELP (4357)

Rape & Sexual Assault Hotline:

TDD phone number for all hotlines:
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