Taking Care of Mom
The best and most important way to take care of the family is to make sure everyone is taken care of. Stress relief and mental health are just as important as good nutrition.
Nutrition and Health
Stress and Mental Health
When Baby Arrives
Trauma and Domestic Abuse
Domestic abuse, also called "domestic violence" or "intimate partner violence", can be defined as a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner.
NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE- 1.800.799.SAFE (7233) or TheHotline.org
Abuse is physical, sexual, emotional, economic, or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person. Abuse is never the victim's fault. (The Mend Project)
Domestic abuse is closely linked with mental illness and substance abuse. A study found that 47.6% of battered women were depressed and 63.8% had post-traumatic stress disorder; 18.5% used alcohol excessively; 8.9% used drugs; and 7.9% committed suicide. (Harvard Health)