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12 Ways to Get Help if You're a Victim of Domestic Abuse

Best Life Logo By Diana Bruk of Best Life | Slide 1 of 13: According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), one in three women and one in four men have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner. What constitutes "domestic violence" is often up for debate, but experts say it all comes down to one question: Is your home a place of comfort and safety, or one in which you consistently feel isolated and intimidated? If it's the latter, it's important to know that there are many ways to seek help, no matter how impossible it may seem."Often, victims have a hard time reaching out for help because of fear, shame, and isolation," says Joseph Hoelscher, a managing attorney at the criminal defense and family law firm Hoelscher Gebbia Cepeda in San Antonio, Texas. But no one deserves to live in fear. Read on to find out how you can get help if you're being abused, whether mentally, physically, or emotionally.

12 Ways to Get Help if You're a Victim of Domestic Abuse

If you or someone you know is at risk, reach the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233. If you are in danger, call 911. More information and resources are available at the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence or the National Online Resource Center for Violence Against Women.

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), one in three women and one in four men have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner. What constitutes "domestic violence" is often up for debate, but experts say it all comes down to one question: Is your home a place of comfort and safety, or one in which you consistently feel isolated and intimidated? If it's the latter, it's important to know that there are many ways to seek help, no matter how impossible it may seem.

"Often, victims have a hard time reaching out for help because of fear, shame, and isolation," says Joseph Hoelscher, a managing attorney at the criminal defense and family law firm Hoelscher Gebbia Cepeda in San Antonio, Texas. But no one deserves to live in fear. Read on to find out how you can get help if you're being abused, whether mentally, physically, or emotionally.

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