Survivor Health Connections:
Increasing Access to Desired Resources
The trauma of domestic and sexual violence often impacts survivors’ mental health and use of substances. Survivors and advocates alike often encounter significant obstacles when seeking support for these issues. This compilation of resources is designed to help both domestic violence advocates and behavioral health providers (including mental health and substance use specialists) increase survivors’ access to resources that support their safety and well-being.
These resources were developed in response to barriers and recommendations shared by survivors, advocates, and behavioral health providers. They fall into four main categories: