WNAAD is the brainchild of Bree Bonchay, LCSW. Ms. Bonchay is a licensed psychotherapist with almost two decades of experience working in the field of mental health and trauma recovery. She specializes in helping people recover from toxic relationships, and shares her insights about Narcissistic Personality Disorder and psychopathy in her blog, FreeFromToxic.
WNAAD takes place annually on June 1st. The mission is to raise awareness of narcissistic abuse, provide public pathology education, offer resources for survivors, and effect policy change.
Ms. Bonchay and Ms. Moberg came up with the hashtag, #IfMyWoundsWereVisible, because, unlike physical abuse in which a single strike or blow qualifies as an act of domestic violence, narcissistic abuse is invisible.
Narcissistic abuse is the sum of many unseen injuries. It’s an indiscernible assault on the spirit, identity, and the psyche of the victim. The impact is cumulative, and its full effect isn't felt until the damage is extensive.
It was my honor and privilege to take part in this important event because, far too often, learning about abusive relationships comes from living through them. If this interview, or any of the legal abuse materials we publish on this website, helps even one person cope with the aftermath or avoid becoming entangled in a "relationship of inevitable harm," then I will consider LawYou to be a true success.