New from the Hotline & NCDVTMH: Animated Info Graphic and One-Page Summary Illustrating the Results of the Mental Health Coercion Survey

The recently published report, Mental Health and Substance Use Coercion Surveys: Report from the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health and the National Domestic Violence Hotline, documents the high prevalence of mental health and substance use coercion tactics.

“Mental health coercion” refers to abusers’ efforts to

  • undermine their partner’s sanity or perception of events;
  • induce stress or exacerbate mental health symptoms;
  • sabotage or control and manipulate treatment;
  • control access to medications;
  • undermine a partner’s ability to maintain custody by calling them “crazy;” or
  • undermine a partner’s credibility with family, friends, and systems where they seek help.

In an effort to further illustrate the findings of these important surveys, the National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH) has created a one-page fact sheet available here: Mental Health Coercion Survey Fact Sheet

NDVH also created this 40-second animated infographic, available on YouTube:


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