In Halton, about 24% of both males and females aged 19 and over report that most days of their life were “quite a bit” or “extremely” stressful (Statistics Canada).
The proportion of Ontario females who report high stress was significantly greater than males. (Statistics Canada)
Statistics Canada says that about 18% of victims stated that they had to take time off from daily activity as a result of spousal violence (Family Violence in Canada, 2011).
The health consequences of experiencing violence include long-term effects, including depression, suicidal thoughts or suicide attempts, anxiety, STIs including HIV, unintended pregnancy, adverse maternal and neonatal health outcomes, and death (Ansara, 2011).
According to the study from Psychosocial Consequences of Intimate Partner Violence for Women and Men in Canada, psychosocial consequences “extend beyond fear to include changes in affect or mental health, sense of self-worth and interpersonal functioning” (Ansara, 2011).