Must see video if you know someone who is in the midst of an abusive relationship, trying to leave, or recovering from the aftermath (which you probably do since statistics are 1 in 3). Today is National Narcissistic Abuse Awareness Day to bring attention and understanding to the damage caused by this covert and insidious form of abuse. If you are one of the millions of people suffering in or from an abusive relationship help and compassionate support are available (sources, websites, phone numbers listed below).
Top 10 Emotions Targets of Abuse Commonly Feel During (and After) Narcissistic Abuse
8. Full of Guilt and Remorse
9. Embarrassed and Ashamed
None of these feelings are present in a healthy relationship. “Remember: You are not crazy. You are not alone. And yes, you really can heal from this.” Dana (Thrive After Abuse) has worked as an advocate for victims of domestic violence at a domestic violence shelter, and currently is a psychiatric nurse.
Today is Narcissistic Abuse Awareness Day: Bree Bonshay trended #IfMyWoundsWereVisible to bring awareness to this covert and insidious form of abuse. Abusive people can male or female, young or old, any nationality, any religion, any sexual orientation, any education or income level. …And targets of abuse can also be male or female, young or old, any nationality, any religion, any sexual orientation, any education or income level and any relationship connection to the abuser (spouse, child, parent, friend, co-worker, boss, classmate, sibling, boyfriend, etc.)
Domestic Abuse Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE / 1-800-799-7233. Deaf/Hard of Hearing 1-800-787-3224 TTY. Highly-trained advocates are available 24/7 to talk confidentially with anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship.
National Child Abuse Hotline: The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. Serving the United States, its territories, and Canada, the hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with professional crisis counselors who, through interpreters, can provide assistance in over 170 languages. The hotline offers crisis intervention, information, literature, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. All calls are confidential.
Never hesitate to call any of these numbers if you need some help.
National Hotlines- Toll Free. Confidential. 24/7.
LoveIsRespect.org National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
National Domestic Violence Hotline
National Youth Crisis Line
National Sexual Assault Hotline
National Center for Victims of Crime*
1.800.FYI.CALL(1-800-394-2255)*Monday-Friday 8:30am-8:30pm ET