Violence or abuse
For a woman to maintain good mental health and wellbeing, it's important for her to feel safe and respected in her relationships. Experiences of violence and assault as well as emotional, physical and sexual abuse have harmful effects on women. This can include depression and anxiety, drug and alcohol misuse, suicidal thoughts or attempts and post-traumatic stress. In these situations, it is important for women to remember that they are not responsible for the abusive behaviour of others.