Although emotional abuse hurts just as much as physical abuse, it does not have the same physical signs and can be harder to identify. For young people in Stark County, abuse could be excessive demands, grueling punishments or constant criticism from parents and loved ones. If you think you or someone you know is being emotionally abused, it’s important not to minimize it or explain it away.
Emotional abuse is abuse and the effects can be deep, dangerous and long-lasting. It is important to get young people out of the environment of abuse right away and get them on a healthy path toward treatment and healing.
School settings can be one place where the need for mental health consultation and/or treatment services is observed. Use the Stark County Schools Mental Health Directory for more information.
Learn more about programs and services available to support young people in Stark County who are struggling with emotional abuse.
If you or someone you know is experiencing emotional abuse or neglect, text to reach out for support. You can get help quickly and confidentially from the comfort of home.