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Category: Mental Health

Debunking Four Myths Of Domestic Violence Among The Poor

Domestic violence is a global issue that stretches far beyond classification by socio-economic, cultural, racial and class distinctions. Usually, no one group specifically resonates with this behaviour, yet cases are often linked to those inhabiting urban poor domains. There are many myths circulating about the relationship between domestic violence and urban poverty. Here we challenge some of the most widely believed and deep rooted misconceptions.

Double Whammy – The Connection Between Mental Health And Poverty

People who live in poverty are at increased risk of mental illness compared to their economically stable peers. The never-ending stress that comes from poverty, can lead to poor mental health. However, the converse is also true. Mentally ill people are also at higher risk of becoming poor because they suffer social stigma, have higher health costs, show signs of lower productivity at work and may suffer from job loss.

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