Effects Of Mental Abuse

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Overlooked Mental Abuse Mental abuse is well overlooked versus physical abuse, and all abuse generates a negative outlook on one’s life. Mental abuse is a type of cruelty that affects one’s mind that leads to feeling worthless and powerless. It can also be identified as emotional abuse or psychological abuse. Once a person is mentally abused, it influences his or her everyday life making it where making decisions are difficult leading to death. Mental abuse can be defined as “any act including confinement, isolation, verbal assault, humiliation, intimidation, infantilization, or any other treatment which may diminish the sense of identity, dignity, and self-worth” according to “Emotional Abuse: Definitions, Signs, Symptoms, Examples.” Signs…show more content…
It is also influential on others that one surrounds themselves like me and someone very close to me. Someone very close to me has suffered from mental abuse since she was very young. Not only was she abused by one parent but both. Her parents would make her feel like she had no self worth by always yelling and swearing at her because nothing was ever good enough for them. After realizing what she has been going through and witnessing it first hand, it has impacted me drastically. Now, I have a concern for others who have not only been physically abused but mentally abused which is why I have been inspired to inform others about this subject. I have seen the signs of mental abuse in her household like yelling, swearing, demeaning, and blaming. This mental abuse has affected how she interacts with others and how she tackles her problems. Anytime she has an issue, she blames herself because that’s how her parents would make her feel. She has experienced her mental abuse being overlooked as well. For example, she went to see her counselor about how she could fix the problem, but her counselor told her that they won’t pay any attention to it because it is not physical abuse. She told her that when if it becomes physical then they would report it because it has higher concern. So, after it being overlooked she just had to deal with the mental abuse, and she felt helpless. Suicide has been an influence by mental health because one feels degraded. In “Child suicide , family environment, and economic crisis” explains that “compared to other age groups, the prevalence of suicide in children is more likely to be underestimated”, and this is because many overlook the fact that younger kids could have bad mental
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