The impacts of domestic violence for victims often include depression, post-traumatic stress, anxiety disorders and other stress-related syndromes.
Women who report domestic violence are more likely to experience mental illness with the risk of mental illness increasing with multiple exposures to violence.
Women who are victims of violence are more likely to have alcohol problems, to smoke and to use drugs.
Children who are victims of domestic violence can also experience difficulties which include depression, post-traumatic stress and anxiety disorders as well as emotional problems.
If you have been the victim of domestic violence in Victoria and reported the incident to the police contact Victims of Crime Counselling & Compensation services for assistance on Freecall: 1800 000 055.