When will we start taking emotional abuse seriously?
When will we start to actually recognize it when we see and hear it.
I feel we still need centuries to be able to identify, acknowledge and validate mental/emotional/psychological abuse.
Maybe we see it, deep down we feel something wrong is happening to someone. But as a society we are not mentally prepare to accept the damage it does.
We witness someone get physically injured, medical attention is provided.
When somebody being broken inside, we don’t know what to do.
Abuse is abuse, be it your mind or body. They definitely shouldn’t be compared with each other though.
The trauma that follows haunts us for whole life and eventually destroys lives of people around us too.
Or some people just give up and accept their silent slow death.
I saw a documentary about serial killers. A neurologist showed her research on cases that clearly shows the physical damage of prolonged abuse those people suffered in childhood. There were visible sign in their brain scans.
This is the most intense degree of what I’m talking about.
Bullying and shaming somebody, breaks their personality and then they settle for way less in life or look for escape. And in the end nobody is happy, because deep down they know this is not what they deserve.
One reason I always think of is that people don’t acknowledge problems they don’t want to solve.
Bullying, abuse, shaming leads to trauma and trauma leads to mental health problems.
And if the people who are suffering don’t get help and support, their own bottled up overwhelming negative emotions explode on someone else (usually people close to them) or it eats them up.
It’s not hard to spot and identify emotional abuse.
If you see behavior that you wouldn’t tolerate.
If you hear words that would hurt you.
If you see somebody being treated unfairly.
If you see somebody being deprived of their basic human rights.
And all of that is not a one time mistake, it’s frequent or constant.
They definitely are going through emotional abuse.
Call it that!
I found an elaborate article about it on this link => https://www.healthline.com/health/signs-of-mental-abuse
We are very good at diluted suffering of others’. It’s time we at least start acknowledging them before this virus get to us and our loved ones.
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