Some shocking stats and information here about psychological violence. This is something that gets played down so much by society, but has very real ramifications for ALL of us.
If we’re writing crime fiction, then it’s definitely worth thinking about – one of the best depictions I’ve seen is Elizabeth Haynes’ INTO THE DARKEST CORNER – although Cathy is subject to physical violence at Lee’s hands too, it’s his psychological abuse that leaves the worst scars. Definitely worth a read.
If you are (or think you could be) suffering from emotional, psychological and mental abuse, then do check out LIVING WITH ABUSE (LWA). This organisation is very comprehensive and provides help and support for anyone living with abuse. Good luck.