There are far too many silent sufferers. Not because they don’t yearn to reach out, but because they’ve tried and found no one who cares. Richelle E. Goodrich
A few weeks ago, I met up with some of the volunteers from the Echo Society UK. They are starting a campaign to raise awareness of Narcissistic Abuse. I am very happy to be involved in the campaign, as I think that it is becoming more common but very few people are aware of what it is and the terrible effect that it has on victims.
Below is a copy of the website page dedicated to the campaign.
The Echo Society is excited to announce the imminent launch of the Narcissistic Abuse Matters Campaign UK. This will be an ongoing public awareness campaign consisting of a Twitter, Facebook page and YouTube channel alongside ongoing scheduled events and opportunities for all impacted by narcissistic abuse to be part of a new movement of change.
The main goal of this campaign is to ensure those impacted by narcissistic abuse are heard, valued, respected and equally included into a society that empowers them. A society where narcissistic abuse is not tolerated and abusers of this insidious form of abuse are held accountable for the crimes they have committed and victims blameless for their victimisation.
Right now in the UK those impacted by narcissistic abuse are highly unlikely to receive support, one of the key issues that The Echo Society aims to tackle head on as part of the campaign is to ensure that those impacted by narcissistic abuse have access to adequate support, morally and otherwise, to mitigate and minimise the impact of such inhumane actions on their lives.
Until society at large understands and accepts narcissistic abuse and its impact the changes we hope and dream of are far from reach. This lack of public awareness combined with the isolation which comes as part and parcel of narcissistic abuse keeps those impacted dis-empowered and thwarts recovery.
As you read about this campaign right now in our society men, woman and children are being subjected to the most insidious and horrific forms of narcissistic abuse – stonewalling, intimidation, invalidation, triangulation, smearing, neglect and gaslighting. Our vision is that for these children, who will see and have experienced far more than their short years should demand, are able know love, laugh and recapture their childhood that will be taken from them too early.
Our goal is to break the cycle of narcissistic abuse and surround them with lessons of hope, understanding and acceptance. We cannot do this alone, every one of us has a talent and a story to share. By working together we can bring about small steps of positive change and begin to break and prevent the cycles of narcissistic abuse from repeating through these generations.
If you need help, or want to get involved, have a look at the Echo Society’s website.
And, if you want to know more about narcissism, watch the video below.