It's All In Your Head: Intimate Partner Violence and CTE

It is a known fact, both socially and medically, that constant blows to the head lead to traumatic brain injuries. This was the focus of Will Smith’s recent movie Concussion, as well as the reason the NFL is currently in so much hot water.

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is real, and ex-athletes are killing themselves because of it.

But what if you’re not an ex-athlete who took blows to the head through the padding of a helmet? What if you are a woman who took repeated blows to the head, without a helmet, from fists, tools, and pretty much anything else that was nearby?