There is no published evidence around the association between stay at home orders, domestic violence, and SMI. Prior research has noted that compared to the general population, patients with SMI are at substantially increased risk of being victims of domestic and sexual violence . An April 2020 perspective piece in Lancet Psychiatry noted that “domestic violence and alcohol consumption might increase during lockdown,” but this was in reference to the general population and not just those with SMI .
For patients you see with concerns for domestic violence, SAMHSA offers several resources:
Resources around intimate partner violence are available here.
Resources and information for discussing with patients are available here.