5 Things People Who’ve Been Mentally Abused Do

Do you know how common mental abuse is? According to The National Center for Biotechnology Information, 80 percent of the population has experienced some form of abusive relationship and behavior. However, despite how frequent it is, emotional abuse is still hard to spot. Unlike physical abuse, mental abuse doesn’t leave any visible scars; instead, it affects someone’s behavior, mindset, and mentality. This means some people deny they’ve been mentally abused, and others may not even recognize the toxic behavior. So, whether you’re reading this to be able to recognize emotional abuse in others or recognize it in yourself, these a few things people who’ve been mentally abused do are sure to help you be more empathetic and kinder. IMPORTANT: If you have been abused or you suspect someone else has been, we’ve left a list of resources to reach out to. Please do not hesitate to contact them for help for yourself or a loved one. Hotlines National Child Abuse Hotline (US and Canada): 800-4-A-CHILD (800-422-4453) National Domestic Abuse Hotline: 800-799-SAFE (800-799-7233) TTY: 800-787-3224 Video Phone for Deaf Callers: 206-518-9361 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (800-273-8255) TTY: 800-799-4TTY (800-799-4889) Crisis Text Line: Text HELLO to 741741 (US and Canada) or 85258 (UK) National Runaway Switchboard: 800-RUNAWAY (800-786-2929) Writer: Lily Mentriko Script Editor: Isadora Ho Script Manager: Kelly Soong VO: Amanda Silvera Animator: Marissa Rose Maldonado YouTube Manager: Cindy Cheong References Karakurt, G., & Silver, K. E. (2013). Emotional abuse in intimate relationships: The role of gender and age. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3876290/. Mouradian, V. (2000). Abuse in Intimate Relationships. mainweb-v.musc.edu/vawprevention/research/defining.shtml. Kimber, M., McTavish, J. R., Couturier, J., Boven, A., Gill, S., Dimitropoulos, G., & MacMillan, H. L. (2017, September 22). Consequences of child emotional abuse, emotional neglect and exposure to intimate partner violence for eating disorders: a systematic critical review. BMC Psychology. bmcpsychology.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40359-017-0202-3. Would you like to animate for the team? Check out this: https://psych2go.net/interested-in-animating-for-pych2go-faq/ Interested in writing for psych2go? Check out: https://psych2go.net/script-writing-position-faqs/ Transcript: alugha Click here to see more videos: https://alugha.com/Psych2Go

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