Influence of Domestic Violence on the Mental Health of Delhi NCR Women


Authors : RIDDHI KAPOOR

Volume/Issue : Volume 6 - 2021, Issue 1 - January

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Covid19 has affected relationships, families and the whole society unmatched ways. Covid19 has been testing the society to an extent that goes beyond and above all the barriers. One such significant aspect is domestic violence, nature and number of domestic violence incidents have increased. The severity of domestic violence has devastating impact on the mental health of women. Their mental health is deteriorating day by day and this is something very important which needs to get in consideration soon. At times it is so distressing that it leads to a women developing a mental illness. Mental illness includes PTSD, depression, suicidal thoughts, substance abuse, anxiety. Women who face domestic violence have lower self esteem and fed they are not independent enough to walk out of their situation. Domestic violence worsen the situation of already pre existing mental health issues. Men, women, children all are already going through a period of stress during this pandemic plus women who are facing domestic violence in their houses just adds up to the situation and worsen it. If the women of the house is not mentally and physically fit, the whole family will face the repercussions as it is the women who takes care of everyone and everything in the family.

Keywords : Pandemic, Domestic Violence, Mental Illness.

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