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  • Idk what i can do about this

    My mother semi amitted to gasslighting me in therapy and everytime i tell my mom or dad they get defensive and they say "that never happened"

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    Hi there,

    Thank you for reaching out to us, it sounds like things have been a bit stressful at home with your parents. We hope to help as best we can. You mentioned experiencing gas lighting, that along with other things can be considered emotional abuse which may be reportable against your parents.
    Please keep in mind you by no means deserve any type of abuse, emotional or otherwise. Unfortunately, emotional abuse is often harder to provide evidence for compared to physical abuse which is often what CPS relies on when conducting an abuse investigation. That said, we can’t be 100% sure what the outcome will be if your local CPS decides to open a case based on what you share. Sometimes CPS decides to remove minors from the home and other times they offer services such as family counseling or mediation instead. The only way to know the outcome might be to reach out to them directly and if you’re ready to do that we are here to help you through that process. Reaching out to Child Help USA at 1-800-422-4453 or www.childhelp.org may help to get a better understanding of what may happen before and after a report is made.
    This may not be the route your interested in, in which case we’d also recommend calling us for further support, or NAMI. The NAMI HelpLine 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) www.nami.org is a free, nationwide peer-support service providing information, resource referrals and support to people living with a mental health conditions, their family members and caregivers, mental health providers and the public. HelpLine staff and volunteers are experienced, well-trained and able to provide guidance. They may be able to help process through the experiences your having with your parents, it is free and confidential.
    We hope this helps. Please reach out if we can offer any further support.

    Be safe,
    NRS

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