This is a Story About a Girl Named Sophia

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I worry a lot about my son going to school. “Will he fit in?” as well as “Will he be bullied?”.

Time and time again, I read about individuals taking their owns lives. Whilst this is sad enough, they seem to be getting younger and younger too. It was just the other day, I read how an eleven year old took his own life after a text from a bully encouraged him to do so. This is so heartbreaking.

Together, we must put a stop to bullying.

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Why Emotional Abuse and Forced Sleep Deprivation Are Effective Tools to Gain Compliance: Part 2

My abuser noted early on that when I have been asleep for short periods of time – generally 30 to 45 minutes, or so – and I am awakened abruptly, my brain does not like return to a fully alert state. I would be in a daze and confused, and although able to function in a basic manner, I would be pretty much incoherent. It did not take him long to turn this into a method of abuse.

Amy, Picking Up the Pieces

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Why Emotional Abuse and Forced Sleep Deprivation Are Effective Tools to Gain Compliance: Part 1

…a tool used by abusers against their victims that few recognise as abusive is forced sleep deprivation. Sleep deprivation is actually a hybrid of emotional and physical abuse, because not only are there profound emotional effects on the victim when sleep deprivation is used, there are also dangerous physical effects as well.

Amy, Picking Up the Pieces

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A Forgotten Scandal in Baltimore’s High Society

I cannot even imagine what these poor souls went through.

It’s not a story most people know about today, but it’s an important reminder of just how destructive an upper class with an unchecked sense of entitlement can be, and how vital it remains to safeguard the interests of those who can’t do so for themselves.

by Jesse Bering

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