Adolescents can also be involved in domestic violence relationships. Often times teens are subjected to verbal, emotional and physical abuse by people they are dating. Being stalked by a partner is also common. In today’s world of advanced technology, perpetrators will use their cellular telephones and social media as tools to stalk, threaten, harass and scare their partners; thereby, ensuring that they remain in control of their relationships.
Hoarders is not simply a show on television, it is real life!!! This issue is so prevalent in today’s society that it has been recently included in the DSM as its own category. Therapists can now include “hoarding” in mental health reports when they are diagnosing an individual. You should google “Clutter Image Rating Scale” and you will see different pictures of what is considered hoarding!
Domestic violence is a range of abusive behaviors used to achieve and maintain power and control over a partner. Domestic violence comes in many different forms, for instance: Verbal, emotional, physical, psychological, economic, sexual, spiritual, immigration status, isolation from family and friends, social media, pet abuse and basically any tactic that can be used to exert control.
Domestic violence hotlines in NYC: 1-800-621-HOPE (4673) -or- NYC Mayor’s Office to combat domestic violence
www.nyc.gov/domesticviolence -or- you may visit a Family Justice Center in your borough which specializes in assisting survivors of domestic violence (no matter what your immigration status is at the time)
National hotline: 1-800-799-7233