I used to get physically abused alot at home and there isn't day I don't remember it, it still happens but not as bad as before now I can fight back. It is hard emotionally for me to live at home I stay in my room all the time to keep safe and my mum verbally abuses me really badly. I think she is mentally ill but she won't get help. Is there anything I can do?
Suffering from physical abuse at home can be extremely traumatic and isolating. It can be very hard to speak out if we feel we have no-one to turn to, and it can make us feel very ashamed even though it isn’t our fault. The first thing we told Sofia* (her name has been changed to protect her identity) was that she was not alone and we provided a dedicated 1-2-1 counsellor for her to contact whenever she wanted.
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