What is emotional abuse?

Emotional abuse is when someone tries to make you feel bad. This can be saying things to scare you, putting you down, embarrassing or humiliating you. This might be on purpose or without realising what they are saying or doing it to make you feel bad. If someone is always telling you that you are ugly or fat or stupid or worthless, or that they wish you were never born, that’s emotional abuse. 

If any of these things are happening to you, you might think it is your fault. It isn’t. No-one has the right to abuse you. There are people who care and can help. Speak to a teacher, trusted family member or friend or if you are aged 13 or over we have a service for you. You can call Vickie on 02392 688472 for confidential advice and support.

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