How can i prevent further abuse?
1 attorney answer
First, I am sorry to hear the trauma you are experiencing at home.
However, you have some options. You contact a suicide prevention counselor immediately or a hotline for local resources for your own health and safety.
You indicated in this forum the subject matter is “child abuse.” This is no longer the case since you are now 18 years old and considered an adult by law. Even if you live st home with parents and siblings.
I also recommend reporting criminal behavior against you to law enforcement. If the abuse is physical- it is a crime. Law enforcement can remove your abuser from the home, possibly preventing you from having to live in the streets.
At 18 you could get your own place and leave. If resources prevent it. Call a shelter for domestic violence. This would be considered a domestic violence situation. The shelters may be able to provide you resources to get you self sufficient and on your own.
In short, you are not a child and neither is your abuser. These are adult crimes and should be treated, and reported as such.
My heartfelt best on your behalf.