The Violence Against Women Act or VAWA is a federal law stating the importance of women’s safety and protection from domestic and sexual harm. This act, according to the National Network to End Domestic Violence, “creates and supports comprehensive, cost-effective responses to domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking.”
Unfortunately, violence against women is still a prevalent issue that society needs to address. Countless women go to mental health counseling just to cope with the trauma that was forced on them because of violent and dangerous persons.
Women face a lot of risks just because they are female. They can’t walk alone at night, have fun in public, or just be themselves without the risk of getting stalked, assaulted, or degraded. Even clothes are gatekeeped by men who deem any woman dressing confidently as someone “asking for it” and that anything that will happen to her is her fault.
We as a society should put a stop to misogynistic views and beliefs. Everyone should be equal regardless of their race, gender, or sexual orientation. As such, we at A. L. Mental Health make it a point to support the Violence Against Women Act and advocate for the improvement of community-based and criminal justice responses to stalking, domestic violence, dating violence, and sexual assault in the U.S.
Our counseling services aid women and other victims cope with their trauma, anxiety, or depression through professional and dedicated mental health care. As firm supporters of the VAWA, our staff goes over and beyond to make every woman feel empowered and strong once more.
Through our mental health counseling in New York, we remind women that their experience will not defy their individuality and femininity. They are still strong, independent, and capable women who can overcome any challenge in their life.
We also offer behavioral health in Brooklyn, New York.