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Survivors of abuse need help now more than ever.
Abusive behaviors are likely excacerbated right now, due to feelings of depression, frustration, anxiety, and maybe even rage. Mannette Morgan talks about 3 important steps to helping survivors.
1. Getting help. Survivors need assistance making plans, reaching out to meet needs, and finding space for the healing process. Deciding to get help is the first move towards liberation.
2. Getting out. Their physical safety can only be secured if they are out of the toxic situation/household. They will need emotional support to make this transition.
3. Stop the cycle. Once out of their abusive situation, they need to begin the healing process. You as mental health professionals can guide them through this, ensuring they are strong enough not to reenter the cycle of abuse.
Ms Morgan is an inspirational speaker, life coach, and the author of Finding Your Voice.