Now that I'm almost 30 looking back at how bullying affected me all through middle school and into high school, I do believe it lead me to make poor decisions. Students would call me fat, ugly, worthless, better off dead, and many other things that kids hear all the time. I became less involved in school, with family, and other social groups I used to love. I became secluded and had many thoughts of taking my own life. I was threatened constantly by a group of girls were relentless. Despite all the times I talked to teachers and counselors they ignored me. So I found a high school boyfriend that was known for being a bully and the bullying stopped. I then found myself stuck in a domestic violent situation for many years until I was 25. I have had to spend years in therapy, have seizures due to the physical abuse from bullies. I am now in a very loving relationship and I still struggle with the effects of bullying. Bullying effects the victims for life. My heart breaks every time I hear of a child being bullied, I know what they will deal with for the rest of their lives. As adults we must stand up for children and we have to help not just the victims, but the bullies, both sides are desperate for help!
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