Definition of Emotional Abuse
Emotional abuse is any abusive behavior that isn’t physical, which may include verbal aggression, intimidation, manipulation, and humiliation, which most often unfolds as a pattern of behavior over time that aims to diminish another person’s sense of identity, dignity, and self-worth, and which often results in anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts or behaviors, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Voices in the Dark
For too long, the cries of victims of mental and emotional abuse have gone unheard and unanswered to the point where they just become voices in the dark. Why, because unlike sexual and physical abuse, there are no physical signs of these 2 types of abuse. The truth is that this is not the truth at all there are in fact signs of both of these types of abuse if you know what to look for in fact there are both short-term and long-term effects of both of these types of abuse.
And while the victims experience these side effects, sometimes on a daily basis, the person responsible for inflicting the abuse continuous to get away with it because of this loophole. We need to be the light for these victims. That is why myself and my agency, the (CAA) Central Assistance Agency, are petitioning all of the Governors of the U.S. to amend their current domestic violence laws and add both of these types of abuse to them making them both chargeable crimes. Please join us by signing our petition, and be a light for these voices in the dark.