Emotional/Psychological Abuse

Examples of emotional/psychological abuse include:

  • Name-calling, mocking, intimidation, and making humiliating remarks or gestures.

  • Yelling in your face or standing is a menacing way.

  • Manipulating your children.

  • Telling you what to do or where you can and cannot go.

  • Placing little value on what you say.

  • Interrupting, changing topics, not listening or responding, and twisting your words.

  • Putting you down in front of other people.

  • Saying negative things about your friends and family.

  • Preventing or making it difficult for you to see friends or relatives

  • Cheating or being overly jealous.

  • Shifting responsibility for abusive behavior by blaming others or saying you caused it.

  • Monitoring your phone calls, texts, car, and computer use.

Source: The Hotline, https://www.thehotline.org/

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Help and Information

If you are in danger and need immediate help call 911 or  National Hotline: 

1-800-799-SAFE

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