In 2018, according to Statistics Canada, police reported 13,896 victims of intimate partner violence. Of those victims, more than two thirds were women.
In order to help ourselves or those we love who may be experiencing abuse, we need to be aware of all the possible warning signs, even those which may not appear on a person’s body.
As evidenced by last week’s extremely cold snap, winters in Alberta are not for the faint of heart. But beyond the threat of frostbite, some people find the cold, dark days of winter as hard on their minds as on their fingers and toes. If you are someone who experiences low moods in wintertime, you aren’t alone.