An Invisible Epidemic

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By: Damita Glaude

Emotional abuse can manifest itself in any type of relationship from familial to romantic. There is a severe lack of statistical information, both locally in the Atlanta area and worldwide, on emotional abuse and a great deal of shame that comes with acknowledging you have been hurt, not physically, but mentally. Understanding what emotional abuse is and the psychological impact this type of abuse has, can lead to a greater awareness.

KENNESAW, Ga. — Amy Bear has been running her private emotional abuse counseling practice since 2009 and says that abuse is an epidemic. “I think there are a lot of people out there who are psychologically damaged and have a profound sense of insecurity and when someone is emotionally abused there is a possibility of them perpetuating that abuse in other relationships,” said Bear. Bear is one of the only therapists in the Atlanta area that…

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2 Comments

  1. Lynette, thanks so much for sharing this article. I related to it – as I’ve mentioned on your blog, I suffer with a parent with undiagnosed borderline personality disorder. There has been emotional abuse going on for most of my life. This was a helpful article and I let the author know you sent me her way! Bless you!

  2. You are welcome. I found this article very relatable and validating. Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment.

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