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EMOTIONAL ABUSE IS INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE. YOU'RE NOT CRAZY.

Thursday, March 27, 2014   11:00 PM - --:-- PM

Partner abuse may not have outward signs of physical violence but is just as damaging to the person being abused. Intimate partner violence is a serious preventable public health problem. When you are being emotionally abused you may be told by the abuser that you are crazy. You are not crazy.

Healthstyles co-host Barbara Glickstein interviews Kathleen Swanson RN, BSN, MA, candidate for a doctoral degree at the University of Minnesota's School of Nursing. Kathleen Swanson shares her personal experience as a survivor of living in an emotionally abusive marriage. As a professional registered nurse she is committed to supporting others to seek help to get out of an emotionally abusive relationship. She is also working to raise awareness to nurses and other health care providers on how to recognize emotional abuse. Seek help if you are experiencing intimate partner violence.

Recommended Resources on Intimate Partner Violence:

The National Domestic Hotline 1-800-799-7233

Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men by Lundy Bancroft. Bancroft has worked with thousands of abusive men and also their female victims.

The Verbally Abusive Relationship: How to Recognize and How to Respond by Patricia Evans. Evans is is an interpersonal communications specialist and the author of six books on the topic of verbal abuse, control, and healing.

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