If you are being abused, you may feel helpless and out of control. The feelings that come with abuse can be overwhelming, but there are a few important steps that you need to take in order to protect yourself in future:

Tell someone

Let someone you trust know that the abuse is happening. If you feel that there is nobody you can turn to within your family, talk to the guidance counselor within your school or call the police.

Talking to others helps us to work out our emotions and seek additional support. You might want to consider a counselor for support, because abuse can often leave deep emotional scars that take a long time to heal.

如果你需要谈, you can contact YLC – we’re here for you.

If your life is in danger

如果你觉得你的生活, or the life of someone else is in danger, call the police. It is also important to call someone you trust to help you get to a safe place.

Express yourself

It helps to express what you are feeling in a safe and healthy way. Many young people choose to express their deeper and inner feelings through a journal, art, sports, performance, or music.

This isn’t your fault

Abuse is never your fault. You have the right to be treated with respect.

请记住,你是重要的. 你的生命举足轻重, 并且你可以在这个世界上的差异. 如果你需要谈论这个或其他任何, 随时取得联系我们. 我们在这里为你.