Abuse

If you are or think you may be in an abusive situation, check out this lesson. Use the information and resources to stay safe.

Abuse

Abuse

If you are or think you may be in an abusive situation, check out this lesson. Use the information and resources to stay safe.

Abuse

The goal of this page is to help you identify abuse. Then, if you are in an abusive situation, we will encourage you to check out specific resources.

If you have experienced abuse in the past, the Trauma page may be able to help you.

This is not professional information. Please be careful and be safe. If you are in an emergency, call 911.

This lesson is for victims of abuse. If you are an abuser, please get help. You can change.

Abuse is not limited to just physical or sexual abuse.

Below, we will ask about the following types of abuse:

Physical abuse

Verbal abuse

Psychological/emotional abuse

Sexual abuse

Financial Abuse

Digital Abuse

Spiritual or cultural abuse

Stalking

Emotional neglect

Everyone should look through the questions below because many people don’t even know that they are in abusive or toxic situations.

Identifying abuse

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What types of abuse, if any, do you think you are experiencing, or what types of abuse have you experienced?

Getting help

Due to the nature of abuse and its incredible complexity and individual uniqueness, the best way we can help you is by helping you get to helpful resources. The good news is that there are great resources available to help you.

To talk to a domestic violence advocate:
Call 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE)
Deaf/Hard of hearing: 1-855-812-1011 (VP), 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

If you need any help, you can call or chat 24/7/365.

If you are in an abusive situation, this is what you should do:

Learn what is available. There is a lot, so spend some time just looking around. We encourage you to do this right now. Just go through the resources and find what is best.

Do something today. Do something right now

Please be safe. Remember: If you are in danger, call 911.

Resources for Victims of Abuse

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-7233 (SAFE)

National Dating Abuse Helpline
1-866-331-9474

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-8255 (TALK)

National Sexual Assault Hotline
1-800-656-4673 (HOPE)

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
1-800-537-2238
www.nrcdv.org
https://vawnet.org/

Futures Without Violence: The National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence 
1-888-792-2873

Break the Cycle 
1-202-824-0707

National Center for Victims of Crime 
1-202-467-8700
https://victimsofcrime.org/ 
https://victimconnect.org/

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