Emotional and psychological abuse is a way to control another person by using emotions to criticize, embarrass, shame, blame or otherwise manipulate them. It causes trauma to the victim by verbal abuse, acts, threats of acts, or coercive tactics.
Worship and production director Jason Covington shares how he survived this experience in his first marriage and offers advice to others currently experiencing this kind of abuse.
Owner of the Institute for Healing, LLC, in Owings Mills, Maryland, Dr. La Keita Carter, shares how she helps people navigate the process of healing from this type of abuse and how faith communities can do a better job at helping their congregations with mental health challenges.
Both offer insights into how we should see abusers, be more helpful bystanders, and advocate for better resources for those recovering from emotional and psychological abuse.