Domestic abuse is any action or behaviour from a partner or spouse, girlfriend/boyfriend or family member that aims to control you. For some, this is physical violence, for others it takes the form of verbal, emotional, sexual or financial abuse.
If you are in Yukon, Canada and you are exposed to violence, 4 hotlines that support with abuse and domestic violence are available to you. You do not have to bear that burden in quiet, alone. Reach out if you are noticing these signs:
Experiencing a wide range of emotions is perfectly normal for victims of abuse and domestic violence. Doubting the clarity of your mind or your ability to understand what’s happening is also a common consequence of the abuse you have experienced.
There is no universal recipe for setting free from abuse and domestic violence. However, know that many women, children, and men in Yukon, Canada have made it. The first step in the process is opening up to a trusted and understanding person. Then, you can find your way out.
If you feel like you might need support today, try reaching out to a hotline in Yukon, Canada. It's free and confidential.