Mental Abuse Awareness

Are you being abused mentally?

What is mental abuse?

Emotional abuse is sometimes classified or called psychological abuse, or mental abuse. Usually this form of abuse is characterized by a person subjected to a form of behavior by another human being that can result in psychological trauma, anxiety, chronic depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder.

Changes to policies and procedures

The criminal law only enters when remarks become violent, threatening or they cause the complainant to fear for her or his safety. To use an example, the criminal law prohibits someone from uttering threats of death or bodily harm to another person. Threats could include, "you are making me so mad I am going to break your leg", or "I am going to slit your throat". If it is spoken with the intention of intimidating the recipient then it is a criminal offence, and the criminal court will punish the accused if it can be proven.

Domestic violence support

If you or someone you know is in danger call the National Domestic Violence Hotline.


You may think that physical abuse is far worse than emotional abuse, since physical violence can send you to the hospital and leave you with scars. But, the scars of emotional abuse are very real, and they run deep. In fact, emotional abuse can be just as damaging as physical abuse—sometimes even more so.

Places to go to learn more about mental or any type of domestic violence

"Can Emotional Abuse Be a Criminal Act?" Can Emotional Abuse Be a Criminal Act? N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Mar. 2015.

"Domestic Violence and Abuse." : Signs of Abuse and Abusive Relationships. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Mar. 2015.

"Resources - | Together We Can End Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault." Together We Can End Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Mar. 2015.

"21 Warning Signs of an Emotionally Abusive Relationship." Psych N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Mar. 2015.

"What Is Emotional/Verbal Abuse?" N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Mar. 2015.