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What you are quoting is the prima facie
case for a tort
called "intentional infliction of emotional distress". A prima facie case means it is the minimum elements needed to plead a claim.
The classic law school example for this tort is when someone comes up to you and purposely shoots your dog in front of you.
Courts tend to shy away from finding liability for this type of claim since it is so subjective. It tends to be used as a fallback position for other intentional torts. This means that you sue someone for battery, assault and then throw in a count for intentional infliction of emotional distress. It is unusual to see it as a stand-alone claim, but that does not mean it can not be asserted.
You can pursue it pro se, but if you can get an attorney to represent you, it would probably make the case go much more quickly. If the case is strong the attorney should be willing to do i on contingency so it would not cost anything upfront.
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