Verbal aggression is just as damaging as physical aggression. A lot of times, verbal abuse gets over looked because some people feel that it is not as damaging as physical abuse. More people are starting to realize the both types of abuse are just as damaging to a persons mental health. Peg Streep, a contributor writer for Psychology Today, says there are 5 things that everyone should know about verbal aggression:
Most people know what physical abuse it and they know the signs of someone who may be a victim of physical abuse. We hear more about physical abuse because it is more known, and visible. There is another form of abuse that most people have heard of but it's not talked about as much. This form of abuse is emotional abuse. The signs of emotional abuse can be more difficult to notice. Gregory L. Jantz Ph.D., a contributor writer for Psychology Today, explains what defines emotional abuse.
Earlier this week, Emma Murphy from Dublin, Ireland released a video revealing that she has been a victim of domestic violence. In the video you can clearly see that she has a black eye. Domestic violence is a huge problem, not only in the United States but all around the world. When women or men are victims of domestic violence they are usually afraid to speak up, in fear that the one who harmed them will hurt them again. In the video, Murphy says, "You need to find the courage and get away from anything that's as unhealthy as violence."