If you are in an unhealthy or abusive relationship, consider making a safety plan. A relationship can be unhealthy or abusive even without physical violence.Verbal abuse may not cause physical damage, but it does cause emotional pain and scarring.
Chat with a peer advocate to learn more about local resources.
You may also want to talk to someone you trust, like a friend, family member or legal professional, about getting a protection order.
Instead of feeling sad or blue, seniors are apt to feel irritable or tired, have trouble sleeping, lose their appetite and be unable to concentrate, new research published in the Journal of Applied Gerontology finds. No wonder it's so much harder to diagnose depression in older adults. There are steps we can take to help both those suffering from depression and their friends or family members — if we know what to look for.
Here are seven key things to keep in mind about this increasingly common condition: Depression screening is one of the free services offered under the Welcome to Medicare visit provided through the Affordable Care Act, and mental health experts say it's helping more older patients get treatment.
If you are not in control over your finances, or if your partner has removed money from your bank account, it can seem very scary to leave an abusive relationship.
There are many organizations who can help you “get back on your feet” and get control over your finances; some even provide short-term loans to cover important expenses as you escape an abusive relationship.You may also have trouble sleeping or concentrating at work or school. Every year in the United States, 3.4 million people are stalked and youth between the ages of 18-24 experience the highest rates.Most people assume that stalkers are strangers, but actually, three in four victims are harassed by someone they know.You can also chat with a peer advocate for more help when dealing with verbal abuse.If you have been sexually assaulted, first try to get to a safe place away from the attacker.Whether you decide to leave or stay, consider making a safety plan that includes setting aside funds in a secret location.