Child abuse is one of the most traumatic and difficult problem that we are facing today. Child Abuse is wrong and harmful. Many people are oblivious to the fact that many children are getting hurt physically and emotionally. Child abuse has a negative impact on a child’s life. It leads to so many harmful things that parents fear. Hatred occurs when a child is abused. When a child is abused they are more likely to recall it for a long period of time some children will remember it for the rest of their life. Child abuse can cause a child to have suicidal thoughts. Child abuse can cause a child to most likely start using drugs at a very early age. It is despicable to see this occurring and yet nobody tries to put an end to it. Regardless of how close a person is to us if we know that child abuse is involved we need to stop it by calling the cops ...view middle of the document...
People are outraged when they discover someone is suicidal or have suicidal thoughts. Unfortunately, they are not aware of the main causes of suicidal thoughts. I witnessed child abuse before. Furthermore, it was one of my close friends and she told to not call the cops on her. My friend promised me it was the first and last time she will ever abuses her child. One day, my friends son came up to me and told me “I wish I can just die” those words broke my heart, and I knew that she abused him again. Therefore, I had to call the cops and end this nonsense. The boy was traumatized for a very long period of time. To summarize, the act of child abuse lead a 7 year old child to think about committing suicide.
It is so sad to know the amount of people that are on drugs due to child abuse. Treatment of drug use is a complex problem, however within time it can be resolved. Did you know that as many as two-thirds of all people in treatment for drug abuse report that they were physically, sexually, or emotionally abused during childhood, research shows. (Fendrich, M.; Mackesy-Amiti, M.E.; Wislar, J.S.; and Goldstein, P.J, 1997) To illustrate, I had a friend that encountered abundance and abuse as a child. My friend was very depressed. More importantly she wanted to forget about her pain and get away from the world for a while so she started using drugs. As a result, she was expelled from school due to use of drugs in class. For the purpose of child abuse she was expelled and later sent to a mental hospital from the amount of drugs that she endured.
In the end, child abuse only causes negative things to occur. If we want to prevent suicidal thoughts, drug use, and violence to occur then we should not let child abuse occur, and if it does we should always reach out to someone who can help. To conclude, child abuse is significant, and has many harmful factors to a child’s life.
Fendrich, M.; Mackesy-Amiti, M.E.; Wislar, J.S.; and Goldstein, P.J. (American Journal of Public Health 87(5):765-769, 1997). Exploring the Role Of Child Abuse in later Drug Abuse. https://archives.drugabuse.gov/NIDA_Notes/NNVol13N2/exploring.html