KUALA LUMPUR: Children exposed to domestic violence have a higher risk of developing mental health and behavioural issues such as anxiety, depression, learning problems, and alcohol and drug abuse. Hospital Kuala Lumpur psychiatrist Dr Sapini Yakob said the children were more likely to become either perpetrators or victims of family and domestic violence in the future. – New Straits Times
Children who witnessed domestic violence may suffer a range of severe and lasting effects as they grow older.
If you are going through this or know someone who is a victim of domestic violence, you can contact Women’s Aid Organization (WAO) at WAO Hotline: +603 7956 3488 (Mon to Sat: 9am – 5pm. Extended hours on Tues, Wed & Fri: 7pm – 10pm) or SMS/WhatsApp TINA: +6018 988 8058 (24 hours) for Malaysia.
Remember, you are not alone. So seek help!