Finding My Voice: Speaking up and out about mental, emotional, and verbal abuse

When a person is physically abused, it can be easily identified as we see the scars, bruises, the black eye, and signs of broken bones. However, what about when a person is being mentally, emotionally, and/or verbally abused? The signs are not so easy to spot; we do not recognize the symptoms because we do not know what to look for.Mental, emotional, and verbal abuse leave scars on our minds, our hearts, our emotions, our feelings, and our thoughts about ourselves and others.We need to start considering how we are programming ourselves and our children to accept these types of abuse. When a child is hit or teased, a statement as simple as he or she does this because they or she likes you, this is one way we program our children to accept emotional, mental, and verbal abuse. We need to discover the ways we are programming ourselves and our families to accept these types of abuse and how to avoid it moving forward. Having experienced mental, emotional, and verbal abuse for over twenty years not only makes me compassionate about others and their situation, but it also makes me want to be of service. I want to help people identify these triggers, heal from the pain of their experiences, and be able to forgive themselves and their offender. While forgiveness does not excuse, cancel out, or downplay abuse, it allows you to be released and be free from the bondage and pain of it all. Not only did I find my voice by speaking out, but I was also healed from mental, verbal, and emotional abuse. I want to help you find your voice.


--Antia Marie

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