Men's Health Awareness Month
What to do if you are in a domestic violence situation:
Leave if possible.
Never retaliate. An abusive partner may try to provoke you into retaliating or using force to escape the situation. If you do retaliate, you’re putting yourself at risk of being arrested or removed from your home.
Keep a mobile phone, evidence of the abuse, and other important documents close at hand.
Obtain advice from a domestic violence program.
Get evidence of the abuse. Report all incidents to the police and get a copy of each police report. Keep a journal of all abuse with a clear record of dates, times, and any witnesses. Include a photographic record of your injuries and make sure your doctor or hospital also documents your injuries. Remember, medical personnel aren’t likely to ask if a man is a victim of domestic violence, so it’s up to you to ensure that the cause of your injuries are documented.
Men often don't report for fear of not being taken seriously by law enforcement
49% of men have experienced psychological abuse by an intimate partner
1 in 4 men are survivors of domestic violence in some form
Men are the victims in about 6% of cases of murder-suicide in which the offender is an intimate partner