Unmasking Domestic Violence – Loss of Identity
“Unmasking Domestic Violence – Loss of Identity”
Domestic Violence victims usually “put on a happy face” to conceal the distress and the reality of what is really happening.
It is the mask that so many victims wear.
It hides the pain of the emotional and/or physical torment which often leads to a feeling of loss of identity…a fractured sense of self.
Domestic violence does not discriminate. Victims can be of any age, sex, race, culture, religion, education, employment or marital status.
Although both men and women can be abused, 85% of domestic violence victims are women.
One in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.
Take a moment to think about the people in your life. How many women do you know that could be wearing a mask right now?
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Dedicating in loving memory to Tara Burnett March 12, 1981 – February 16, 2015.