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Global Mental Health & DV Statistics: Understanding the Scale and Impact

In an era where the mental health implications of domestic violence (DV) are gaining deserved recognition, statistics offer us a stark view into the lives affected by this pervasive issue. At Ataraxis Lifestyle Wellness, we are driven by the conviction that awareness precedes transformation. This page is devoted to illuminating the dual crisis of mental health and domestic violence through a detailed exploration of statistics, trends, and insights. Our goal is to highlight the critical necessity for care that is not only accessible and affordable but deeply infused with empathy and understanding. By intertwining our expertise in mental health with a dedicated focus on survivors of domestic violence, we underscore our commitment to offering a sanctuary of healing and empowerment for those navigating the aftermath of DV.

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Worldwide Prevalence

It's estimated that 1 in 4 people in the world will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives. Currently, around 450 million people suffer from such conditions, placing mental disorders among the leading causes of ill-health and disability worldwide.


Startling Reality

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), about 1 in 3 (30%) of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime. This statistic highlights the alarming prevalence of domestic violence globally, underlining the critical need for comprehensive support and intervention services.

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Impact on Health

Survivors who engage in supportive and holistic healing programs report up to a 70% improvement in their mental health and well-being, showcasing the significant positive impact that specialized care has on their recovery process.


Depression and Anxiety

Depression affects more than 264 million people globally, while anxiety disorders affect about 275 million people. These conditions are major contributors to the overall disease burden worldwide.

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Children and Adolescents

Research indicates that children who are exposed to domestic violence are at significantly higher risk of experiencing mental health issues, with up to 60% more likely to develop conditions such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) compared to their peers not exposed to violence.


Access to Care

Despite the vast number of people affected, nearly two-thirds of those with a known mental disorder never seek help from a health professional. Stigma, discrimination, and neglect prevent care and treatment from reaching people with mental disorders.

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The Path Forward

Grasping these statistics is pivotal for understanding the vastness of the mental health dilemma, especially as it intersects with the trauma of domestic violence. At Ataraxis Lifestyle Wellness, our dedication lies not just in acknowledging this crisis but actively contributing to its resolution. We offer a sanctuary of accessible, holistic, and compassionate care that marries the wisdom of traditional and alternative therapies to mend the wounds left by domestic violence on both the individual and communal psyche.

Our Call to Action

Guided by both knowledge and heartfelt empathy, we extend an invitation for you to stand with us in our crusade to dismantle the barriers to mental health and domestic violence support services. Our advocacy is driven by a deeply personal commitment to a world where every survivor, irrespective of their circumstances, can access the nurturing they deserve. Together, let's craft a future that champions mental and emotional wellness, integrating holistic care to heal and uplift countless lives affected by domestic violence.

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