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How can I cope with being abused

Your Question

How do I get to cope with being emotionally and physically abused

Answer

Hey there, thanks for getting in touch with us,
 
Firstly, we want to extend a warm welcome to you and commend your courage for reaching out. It takes strength to recognise and talk about difficult experiences. We want you to know that you are not alone, and your feelings are valid. It’s okay to ask for help.
 
We are truly sorry to hear that you’re facing emotional and physical abuse. Nobody deserves to go through that, and it’s important to prioritise your well-being. If you feel comfortable, consider confiding in someone you trust, like a friend, teacher, or family member. Sharing your feelings can be a crucial step toward healing. If you are ever feeling unsafe at home, or anywhere else, you have the right to contact the emergency services at 999 or 112
 
Remember, you deserve to be treated with kindness and respect. If you find it challenging to talk to someone close, there are professional resources available like www.tusla.ie/services/child-protection-welfare/; it is the job of the socal workers in Túsla to make sure every young person living in Ireland, is living in a safe home.
 
Childline is here for you too, offering confidential and non-judgmental support 24/7. You can reach us by freephone at 1800 66 66 66 or through Live Chat at www.childline.ie. We are here for you, anytime, for any reason. You may find these articles on the Childline website helpful too www.childline.ie/domestic-violence/ and www.childline.ie/how-to-live-with-a-parent-who-has-anger-issues/.
 
Take care of yourself, and please don’t hesitate to reach out when you’re ready.
Alex

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