(different anon) speaking of cps i offered an abused friend of mine that i’d call cps for them due to their abusive mother and it’s very true that abusers make their victims feel that getting help is worse than being abused, but now i’m afraid cps has to find evidence that my friend is being abused in the first place and that if i did call cps and their mother finds out and cps ends up not taking my friend to safety, my friend may get in even more trouble with their mom

Unfortunately anon, you are not wrong. While CPS will always investigate a claim or tip, there can be a very high barrier to them actually removing minors from a household. And a CPS visit that doesn’t result in removal from the household can result in greater abuse. That is the reason its necessary to use your best judgement for if you should call CPS for your friend. My personal recommendation is to call CPS if…

I come from an emotionally abusive and neglectful family who gaslit me, but I’m wondering if what happened to me was physical abuse? My brother and I were both hit on the hand as punishment. It never left a mark, but we were scared to tears and it hurt a lot. I don’t like being held by the wrist for this same reason (they held us so we couldn’t leave). My friends say it isn’t because they never left a mark and they’ve stopped since we were old enough to remember but I think it might’ve been.

Physical abuse can be defined as any intentional act causing injury or trauma to another person or animal by way of bodily contact. If you were hit even lightly, or touched in any way that upset you, that’s physical abuse. Personally, I even consider getting up in someone’s face/physically menacing them, physical abuse.

Blue Whale Challenge

fromfiction: This has been going around my dashboard, so I wanted to address it. Many people are talking about the supposed ‘blue whale game/blue whale challenge’.  It is supposedly an app, forum, or program of some sort that forces a person to commit a series of self harming tasks for 50 days, and on the 50th day, they are tasked to commit suicide.  This game is a rumor and a hoax. There is no such game.…