Amy also stresses that mental abuse is abuse. "Physical abuse is not the only abuse out there. There are many levels of abuse."
Amy also recently worked to get a bill passed in Ohio called "Amy's Law" to keep violent first-time offenders behind bars—a law she believes would have prevented her ex-husband's second brutal attack against her. "It's a law that requires the offender, first-time or repeat offender, to stay in jail until they have the opportunity to see a judge," Amy explains. "They are required to see a judge before they can be let out."