Young children pushed to the brink by family violence

Young children pushed to the brink by family violence

Shine spokesperson Jill Proudfoot said suicidal thoughts were common among those who had experienced or witnessed family violence… she wanted more focus on the link between family violence and suicide. "When we talk about youth suicide, I hear people say we need more mental health services for these youth, but... what they really need is a safe home," she said.

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“I’m the safest I’ve ever felt. I’m now sleeping through the night. I walk freely without fear. He knows there’s a whole lot of support for me and he can’t do it anymore.” a Shine client