Domestic abuse can affect mental health and lead to the survivors developing mental health problems, such as anxiety or PTSD, or those who already have mental health issues will be likely to experience domestic violence.
- Try to stay calm.
- Try to put emotions aside.
- Don’t interrupt the other person while they are speaking.
- Actively listen to what they are saying and what they mean.
- Check that you understand them by asking questions.
- Communicate your side of the story clearly and honestly.
Conflict can happen when family members have different views or beliefs that clash. Peaceful resolution depends on negotiation and respect for the other person’s point of view. Seek professional advice if you think you need help.
Domestic Violence Hotline