Gaslighting is abusive behaviour used to coercively control and gain power over another individual. Like other forms of coercive control, gaslighting harms those who experience it.
This resource describes gaslighting and what it can look like in the context of intimate partner violence (IPV), examines potential impacts on survivors, and offers strategies for survivors experiencing gaslighting.
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We all need support at times in our lives. It’s OK to reach out. It’s OK to not be OK.
Even the loosening of restrictions can bring its own new stresses. Check out the various articles on the CAMH website.
Coping with stress in a healthy way will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.