Throughout elementary school I was bullied by people who I called friends. They would call me names and blame me for things I didn't do just so I would get in trouble at school and home. Nearing the end of elementary things began to get better. The first day of high school the people I called friends abandoned me, I was left alone in a big school I had never been to before. It was scary. The older students would push me into lockers, call me weird, call me a freak. Sometimes they would approach me with their friends and call me names until I had to run away and cry. I became depressed and developed problems with socializing. I thought about suicide and have even self-harmed. I thought that things would never get better for me and that the only thing I would ever know was what these people made me feel. I was wrong. I was approached by a girl one day and we ended up becoming best friends. Her friends then became my friends too. Now the things that people say to me or about me don't mean anything because I have loving, supportive friends who tell me that these bullies are wrong. If you're being bullied it may feel like you can't do it anymore but you're stronger than the bullies. Nothing they say or do to you now will matter in the long run. Bullies bully because they need to feel better about themselves. Stand up for yourself. Don't give them the satisfaction of hurting you. I bet anyone reading this is a strong, beautiful, person and I know they can make it through anything and everything. Find those that will love and support you. Reach out. Don't give up.
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