Do you feel emotionally unsafe whenever you’re around certain people in your life? Just as a home, workplace, or school should be physically safe and free from hazards, so should the close relationships in your life be safe and free from potential emotional damage.
Paying attention to these signs is important because you may sooner be able to find or create a safer, healthier and happier space for you and your mental health.
Here are a few signs you feel emotionally unsafe.
Is someone making you feel unsafe? We also made a video on the signs you’re dealing with an emotionally unsafe person: https://youtu.be/OAKFXMX6ApA
Writer: Paula C
Script Editor: Michal Mitchell
Script Manager: Kelly Soong
VO: Amanda Silvera (www.youtube.com/amandasilvera)
Animator: Kzanng (new animator)
YouTube Manager: Cindy Cheong
National Child Abuse Hotline (US and Canada): 800-4-A-CHILD (800-422-4453)
National Domestic Abuse Hotline: 800-799-SAFE (800-799-7233)
Video Phone for Deaf Callers: 206-518-9361
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (800-273-8255)
TTY: 800-799-4TTY (800-799-4889)
Crisis Text Line: Text HELLO to 741741 (US and Canada) or 85258 (UK)
National Runaway Switchboard: 800-RUNAWAY (800-786-2929)
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