Is your home life harmonious?

In an ideal world you wouldn't be able to name a single friend, family member or acquaintance that hasn't been subject to abuse. And you wouldn't have to name yourself. 

The stat is 1 in 3 women and 1 in 6 men.

Domestic abuse, violence against women and men be it in straight or same sex relationships is a sad societal norm still void of obvious mainstream support.

Think of how the mere talk of common mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety was handled a good 10 years ago. Heck, even a good 5 years ago. It began with ignorance then reeked of taboo before given the mindfulness it deserved. 
 
Usually, those who are subjected to abuse think that there's there's no possible alternative or support. They're diminished of their self worth and paralysed by fear.  
 

Physical, sexual, emotional, psychological or financial. It's all abuse. 

If this is you, you have rights.

And thank goodness the conversation is changing. 
 
Look at the army that's behind you. 
 
Resources:
 
Police or Ambulance, in an emergency - 000 
 

V Day 1 Billion Rising Campaign 

Translating and Interpreting Service - 131 450

Women’s Domestic Violence Crisis Centre – 1800 015 188

Centre Against Sexual Assault – 1800 806 292

1800 RESPECT – 24 hour, National Sexual Assault, Family & Domestic Violence Counselling Line 1800 737 732 (1800respect.org.au)

Life Line – 131 114

Kids Help Line – 1800 551 800

Women’s Legal Service Victoria – 03 9642 0877 (metro)/ 1800 133 302 (country)

inTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence – Freecall 1800 755 988 or 03 9413 6500

National Disability Abuse and Neglect Hotline - 1800 880 052

Men’s Referral Service – 1800 065 973

Mensline - 1300 78 99 78