Verbal Abuse - When Should the Police be Called?
Hi and thanks to nineteen for starting this Group.
In answering your question about getting police involved with verbal abuse, I think I'm correct in saying that verbal abuse is not a crime unless someone is being threatened with harm. So name calling, telling someone they are worthless, useless and unlovable is morally reprehensible but is not a crime.
However, if someone's life or safety is being threatened, the police need to be called immediately.
We hope to hear back from our Group Leader and from other women going through verbal abuse which in turn, is psychological abuse. This kind of abuse can do enormous damage.