If you are suffering, please know you are strong and that it will be okay. You are loved by someone and I truly hope some of these resources will help.
The Office for National Statistics figures shows every year that one in three victims of domestic abuse are male equating to 757,000 men (1.561m women).
One in 6-7 men and one in 4 women will be a victim of domestic abuse in their lifetime.
There are 39 organisations with 238 spaces in refuges or safe houses for men – with only 58 of those places are dedicated for men.
61% of the men who call the ManKind Initiative helpline have never spoken to anyone before about the abuse they are suffering and 64% would not have called if the helpline was not anonymous.
Half of male victims (49%) fail to tell anyone they are a victim of domestic abuse and are two and a half times less likely to tell anyone than female victims (19%).
ManKind Initiative, 01823 334244, (UK)
Refuse for Women and Children, (UK)
The National Domestic Abuse Helpline, 0808 2000 247 (UK)
Males Advice Helpline, 0808 8010327 (UK)
1800RESPECT, 1800 737 732, (Australia)
Assaulted Women’s Helpline, (Ontario)
The Maple Womens Psychological Counselling Centre, 010-68333388 (Beijing)
National Domestic Violence Hotline, (USA)
Finally, I would just like to thank @carntz and @emmaistyping for supporting me throughout this whole process. Without the both of you, I never would’ve published this story, let alone continued to write it. You have helped me more than words can explain, and I am truly grateful for both of you. I would also like to thank the lovely @Arcally for creating the beautiful front cover, your covers are beautiful and you’re extremely talented.
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