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Articles - Rape and Abuse
TeenHelp July 1st 2018 07:47 PM
Fleeing abuse By Chantal (MsNobleEleanor) What is abuse? Abuse is defined as physical violence, psychological, sexual, financial, controlling behaviours, and mistreatment. Abuse can happen to anyone by anyone. One example of abuse would be someone who lies and robs their victim. You can live with your abuser, work with them, live down the street from them; even friends can abuse you, or those who are in positions of authority. Experiencing any form of abuse impacts the individual...
TeenHelp June 1st 2018 11:08 PM
What is gaslighting? By Cassie (cynefin) "Gaslighting" is a term that is used to describe a negative behavior that someone displays towards someone else. This article will explain what gaslighting is and suggest what to do if someone is gaslighting you, or if you feel you're behaving that way toward someone else. What is gaslighting? Gaslighting is when someone manipulates you into questioning your own sanity, even though your sanity is not what needs to be questioned. There are many...
TeenHelp June 1st 2018 07:04 PM
Living with your abuser By Cassie (cynefin) Living with an abuser can be a very triggering and even dangerous time for survivors of the abuse. By living with the person who harmed you emotionally, physically, or sexually, you are being re-exposed to a possible major trigger. You are also likely to be in danger if your abuser is prone to harming you again. This article will discuss a few coping techniques to utilize if you are currently living with your abuser, among other things....
TeenHelp March 7th 2018 10:27 PM
Living with an abuser: my experience By Anonymous I live with my abuser and have lived with them for a decent portion of my life. My abuser has harmed me emotionally and sexually throughout my life and they have a drinking problem as well. This article will go over what it is like to live with my abuser and I will share advice I have for people in similar situations. My abuser started harming me at a young age and the abuse continued regularly. Living with them has been...
TeenHelp October 5th 2017 02:40 AM
Emotional abuse vs emotional neglect By Cassie (Cassado) While both equally damaging, emotional abuse and emotional neglect are two different things with their own set of characteristics. Both terms are related to emotional distress but the actions which cause the distress are different. Read on to learn more about the differences and effects of emotional abuse and neglect. The difference between emotional abuse and emotional neglect is that emotional abuse entails doing something and...
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TeenHelp February 3rd 2018 01:33 PM
Healing from an abusive relationship By Sammi (Orenda.) Leaving an abusive relationship is, without a doubt, a cathartic experience. Immediately following the end of the relationship, many people will experience feelings of relief brought about by the end of the situation, as well as a feeling of empowerment that comes with the realization that your life is once again your own. As the separation begins to sink in and feel more permanent, however, fears and hesitations may begin to set in....
Narrative. March 3rd 2013 12:54 PM
Preventing child sexual abuse By Jenna (.:BreakingBeautifully:.) One in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused before they turn 18. These staggering statistics may leave you wondering what you can do to help children who might fall prey to child sexual abuse. Most people are aware that child sexual abuse occurs, but are unaware of the steps they can take to try and help prevent it, which leaves them with a sense of hopelessness. Many people cling to the idea that the main...
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TeenHelp June 3rd 2017 02:24 PM
The fear of becoming your abuser By Cassie (Cassado) Though it is not talked about, many survivors of abuse fear that they will someday turn into their abusers. Part of this is likely to do with the misconception that all survivors of abuse become abusers themselves. Almost all abusers were abused, but reoffending is relatively rare. This article will discuss what the fear is, why it is there, and how to cope with this fear. What it is The fear of becoming your abuser is...
TeenHelp May 3rd 2017 02:11 PM
Sexual assault forensic exam By Cassie (Cassado) A sexual assault forensic exam, commonly known as a rape kit, is an exam people get after being assaulted. Though the specifics of the exam can vary by country, it often includes genital swabbing, hair combing, photography, and the treatment of any injuries sustained from the assault. This article will discuss deciding whether or not to get the exam, what activities to avoid prior to it, and the different steps taken during...
TeenHelp June 3rd 2016 07:10 AM
Facing your abuser By Cassie (Cassado) Whether you're expecting to or not, facing your abuser can bring up a lot of difficult feelings and memories. Feelings such as anxiety, anger, or numbness may arise. Intense self-destructive urges or past memories can resurface, even if you thought you had already worked through them. This article is going to discuss how to handle running into your abuser, or how to cope with seeing them on a regular basis. It's a small world and many people...
TeenHelp March 5th 2016 11:15 PM
Narcissistic abuse By Cassie (Cassado) Narcissistic abuse is most commonly a type of emotional abuse. However, narcissists can also use physical and sexual abuse to manipulate their victims. Emotional abuse is characterized as behaviors that can create an emotional trauma for the victims. Narcissistic abuse is when a person with Narcissistic Personality Disorder harms other people with their severe narcissistic traits. This article is going to explain the two main types of narcissists...
TeenHelp December 4th 2015 05:42 PM
Disproving the myths of sexual assault By Jenny (coolkid98) and Cassie (Cassado) Did you know that an estimated 293,000 Americans are sexually assaulted each year? source] More than half of those victims do not report or receive any help for the assault. Sexual crimes are common but they are unfortunately not talked about often enough. Approximately 1.8 million teenagers in the United States have been sexually assaulted and 30% of those victims are relatives of their perpetrator...
Narrative. January 16th 2013 12:53 AM
Abusive Relationships By Ashley (Wonderbread) Abusive relationships are something that can affect us whether we are sixteen or sixty. It is important to remember that while abuse can be physical, it can also be mental, emotional, or sexual. Abuse affects both men and women, but no one has to remain in an abusive relationship. Being aware of the signs of an abusive relationship can help you to know when enough is enough, and to leave or ask for help. Definitions of the different types...
Narrative. December 1st 2012 09:35 PM
The cycle of domestic violence By Brittany (Aspire.) Overview of domestic abuse Every eighteen seconds, an act of domestic violence occurs. Although the common assumption is that itís only women who are abused, thatís purely a myth. Domestic violence does not discriminate. Victims can be any age, gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, or social status. While most people think that itís easy to recognize abuse, the cycle of domestic violence is frequently overlooked. This generally...
Rob June 3rd 2012 01:25 PM
Date rape drugs: What are they? By Britt (Le bonheur*) Sometimes rape or sexual assault is assisted by drugs that are slipped into a drink when youíre not looking. Most of the drugs do not have a specific taste, color, or smell. Therefore, itís very difficult to determine if your drink has been drugged before you take another sip. There are three well-known drugs that are commonly used: Rohypnol, Gamma-Hydroxybutyric acid (GHB), and Ketamine. Rohypnol Rohypnol (roofies) is a...



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