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:
Crime Victims Hotline:
Rape & Sexual Assault Hotline:
TDD phone number for all hotlines:
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