There are several types of abuse, and throughout the month of March 2019 you’ll be able to find articles on the following types of abuse (links coming soon!):
- Emotional & Verbal Abuse
- Financial Abuse
- Domestic Abuse
- Sibling Abuse
- Digital Abuse
- Mental Abuse
- Sexual Abuse
But first, let’s define what “abuse” actually means.
The word comes from Latin and Old French words that mean “misused” and “to use wrongly.” Basically, something’s happening that shouldn’t be happening! It’s wrong.
If nothing else, the one thing you should always remember is that abuse is NOT your fault.
With much of our communication taking place online nowadays, digital abuse is becoming more common, especially among the younger generation. We hear stories of children who are bullied online who then choose to commit suicide, and only recently are those bullies being held accountable for their online words.
Words, after all, can hurt far more than any physical injury. And once you put it online… It’s always online.