Do you know someone who is being abused? Be a true friend. Give them all the support they need. Listen. Be there with an open ear, an open door, whatever they need. They may not even realize what they are experiencing is abuse.
Do you know when someone repeatedly calls you names, puts you down, makes you feel like a pile of nothing… THAT is verbal abuse and it hurts, sometimes even more than when you get hit. The damage goes even deeper than a bruise. It breaks your soul.
If a person thinks it is their fault, they may stay. You may think how can they do that? But listen to me, you have to realize, a victim might think they are the problem, not the abuser. If they can only behave or do the right thing, the abuse will stop. Until a victim understands what their experiencing is wrong and not their fault, they may not be able to leave.
The best you can do is give them support of whatever you can. Offer to take them to a shelter. Or simply listen.
Be a true friend.
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OK, now available on Kobo, Page Foundry, and Scribd. By the end of the day, I’m hoping more. Also working on getting it set up for print on demand.
Once the book is approved via POD I will get the new cover up and posted.
your mental illness like you
One person’s mental illness is not like any other’s. Just like the loss of a loved one, no one can fully understand your grief, your feelings, your voices. You can try to explain. You can make your best effort to put it all into words. Even if you form complete, grammatically correct sentences that are well thought out and descriptive, no other person can experience what another one does quite the same way.
Still, sufferers need to talk to their therapist! Only YOU can help YOU.
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Now another review, search out publishers in the genre and query query query
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