Year: 2007 Source: Journal of Family Violence, v.22, no.2, (February 2007), p.63-72 SIEC No: 20090725

This study describes 190 male callers to the Domestic Abuse Helpline for Men. All callers experienced physical abuse from their female partners, & a substantial minority feared their wives’ violence & were stalked. Callers’ reports indicated their female abusers had a history of trauma, alcohol/drug problems, mental illness, & homicidal & suicide ideations. Of 63 callers who were asked, 61.9% reported their partner had threatened suicide. (32 refs.)