Emotional abuse is one of the most difficult types of abuse
to be diagnosed and recognized because the marks this abuse leaves on a person
are often not physical, but mental scarring. Emotional abuse is a behavior used
to control and subjugate another individual. It includes, but is not limited to:
verbal abuse, manipulation, put-downs, constant criticism and intimidation.
Emotional abuse has often been called "brainwashing" because
of the way it wears down the victims confidence, self-worth, and causes them to
question their self-concept and perception. Emotional abuse affects the very
core of who a person is and its consequences can leave a person scared much
longer than those of physical scaring.
Emotional abuse is not easy to spot in the eyes of an
outsider or even by the person being abused. Many people who are experiencing
this form of abuse are ignorant to the fact that they are in fact being abused,
this may be because the abuser will work hard to manipulate the victim into
thinking this is normal or deserved behavior through put-down or intimidation.
It is important that individuals are educated in all forms of abuse so they can
recognize the signs, and prevent its prevalence.
If you or someone you know suspect or are experiencing
emotional abuse, please visit Yes ICAN's anonymous support group online. These
support groups are facilitated by trained individuals and are 100% free of charge. The
link below provides the schedule and topic for these support groups. Please note
that except for the female and male groups, each topic is merely a suggestion.
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