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She Hits Me

By November 16, 2021No Comments

help me. she hits me in my face with her hands. help.

WHAT TO DO RIGHT NOW

  • Thank you for reaching out to TeenCentral and sharing your story. It sounds like you are in a very scary situation. Reaching out for help is not easy and many times a person can feel isolated. One of the things we like to emphasize is that you don’t have to keep feeling that way. Please take a look at the other stories on TeenCentral. You will see that YOU ARE NOT ALONE in your struggle. Many young people here have had difficult experiences, some of them very similar to yours.
  • We can see by your comments that you are being hurt physically, but we are not sure by whom, specifically. So, the best resource we can offer you today is the Crisis Textline. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year. They handle all kinds of crises. Once you begin talking with them they should be able to more specifically direct you to resources that may better match your situation. Just text “HELLO” to 741741 and start a conversation. If it’s a parent that is hurting you please review this What’s New Blog about Helping Yourself When Being Abused. The article provides all kinds of direction about who to call and what to do if you are being physically harmed by a family member. If you are being hurt by someone in a relationship we would encourage you to reference this TeenCentral TOOL about Healthy Relationships. [Scroll down. It’s two pages.] If you are in a relationship, think about it and compare it to the information on the tool to see if anything stands out to you.
  • Think about who you have in your life that may be able to speak into your situation personally – someone you trust. TeenCentral is here for you, and we will always be here to answer questions and provide encouragement. But nothing beats a heart to heart with someone in person. So, is there a trusted adult like an older sibling or cousin, aunt or uncle? Maybe a coach, teacher or advisor? Have you thought of seeking a counselor?

TAKING CARE OF YOURSELF

  • After you have taken care of your immediate safety we suggest you think about taking care of yourself more long-term. Once no one is hurting you anymore start thinking about how to take care of your body, mind and spirit in order to build up your inner and outer strength. Start with your physical self. TeenCentral has a few TOOLS that you may want to try:
  • After you have worked on your physical self you should look more closely at your emotional self. You can learn more about your emotional self by following a few of the following links below to other areas of this site. They are not all we have to offer, but a few places to start: