You do not need to face this alone. More often than not, seeking support from others is helpful. In addition to the Oasis Program and other community agencies, trusted friends or family can provide emotional support. You are not alone.
Long-term effects of relationship violence may include:
- chronic depression
- chronic pain
- dissociative states
- drug and alcohol dependence
- eating disorders
- emotional "over-reactions" to stimuli
- general emotional numbing
- health problems
- lowered self-esteem
- panic attacks
- repeated self-injury
- self neglect
- sexual dysfunction
- sleep disorders
- strained family relationships
- suicide attempts
- an inability to adequately respond to the needs of their children
Counselors are trained in assisting individuals who are experiencing these long-term effects. You may also be surprised by how many people you know that could offer emotional support as well. Start talking to someone today.
If you are a UA student, faculty or staff member:
You can seek free mental health services at the Oasis Program on campus or you can contact services in the community (see below).
If you are not a UA student, faculty, or staff member:
There are a number of community based options for your emotional/mental health needs.
For emotional support
For therapeutic counseling/services:
There are many community mental health providers including psychologists, licensed counselors, and licensed social workers that you can meet with to discuss the impact of relationship violence on your emotional/mental health. These individuals can be located either by calling your insurance carrier for recommended mental health providers, or searching online under Counselors, Psychologists, Mental Health Services, or Psychologists.