Explicit language warning. Victims and survivors of domestic violence are let down by the systems meant to protect them over and over again. For me one of the worst violations happened by my psychiatrist. There is mounting evidence that adults who have been traumatised as children are being misdiagnosed as having personality disorders or mental […]Read More Domestic violence victims and the misdiagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder
How do you catch a cloud and pin it down? How do you find a word that describes the effects of non-physical abuse on the psyche and advocate for yourself when most people think physical bruises must be present for abuse to have occurred? I’ll stop ruining a beloved song from one of my favourite […]Read More How do you solve a problem like defining non-physical domestic violence?
Since this is my first proper post I think it appropriate that it is a little bit about my story. I’ve called my blog ‘Silent Abuse’ because there is a type of abuser moving through the world reaping destruction, toppling skyscrapers without ever raising their voice or their hands, gaslighting so subtly the victim doesn’t […]Read More How I Got Here Part 1