Helena, MT school district wants to address the suicides by implementing more mental health programs. There is a lot already in place for mental health needs. An issue they won't look at is bullying and harassment. There are school personnel that are part of this problem that administration says is not a problem. Teachers have been seen laughing along with the bullies as they bully another student. Teachers and coaches have turned their eyes when they see a student being bullied. Our family has been affected first hand. A CHS cross country coach harassed and bullied a 15 year old girl for 2 years. She repeatedly told the girl she should be like one of the other girls, that she should go out and party. The coach told the girl she would do wild and crazy things in college because she doesn't get to do them in high school. The coach told the girls to "imagine a guy running up hill naked with his pecker sticking straight out". This was to teach the girls to run up hill. The coach then gave the 15 year old girl a pink certificate stating, "____awarded to be the most likely to get butt implants prior to becoming a stripper at a tattoo parlor." The AD told the coach she should never sign her name to anything like this. The following season the coach refused to coach the girl, but instead ostracized and excluded her from conversations. The coach intimidated other girls with glares and posturing when they were befriending the bullied girl. After the season, the girl went through a very dark time in her life. She wrote about the incident in her English journal of which her teacher turned into the principal and did not go any further. The parents had to hire an attorney to force the school district to bring in an assistant coach for the next season, so that the girl could do the sport she loves without the bullying. Furthermore, the coach refused the girl to be the captain of the team her senior year, even the majority of her teammates voted for her. The coach stated there would be no captain that year. The bullying coach is still coaching and moving up the ladder. Does the Helena School District know the difference between mental health and psychiatric injury? I think not and nor would they ever admit it. Some of the kids that committed suicide had a mental illness. Many of the kids that committed suicide were bullied and had a psychiatric injury. We praise God we didn't lose this young lady because of an arrogant and narcissistic coach and school administration.
I have been getting bullied since 5th grade. I am in 7th grade. In 5th grade my friends began talking about me behind my back. So I decided to go to another friend group. Luckily (or so I thought) I had a friend who I had know since kindergarten. So I began hanging out with her. Soon she began excluding me from things. She would talk about parties she wasn't inviting me to right in front of me. She would call me things like a slut or a whore. Reminder this was in 5th grade. She even began dating my crush just because she knew I liked him. That was when I became suicidal. Then my parents told me we were going to move to a new city. I was overjoyed. The chance for me to start over! When we got there I was riding the bus. Soon enough I made friends with the girls on my bus. I started hanging out with them. They all lived in the same neighborhood. I did not live in that neighborhood. They began excluding me from things. It started with sleepovers and ended up with me eating lunch by myself most of last year. That was when the suicidal thoughts got worse. In all honesty if I didn't have amazing parents I would not be here right now. I began asking myself the question. What did I do? I mean I have been bullied both places I have been so it must have been my fault right? Then this year I got a mobile phone. They started all these group messages but never included me in any of them. They even titled one " Awesome " and wouldn't let me in it. Well correction one of my friends added me into it. But then they staged this whole dramatic things about deleting it. And then right after they told us all to delete ourselves from the conversation. And after I said I did. They decided well maybe we should keep it. Sorry Rachel but we aren't letting you back in. I often feel like I am on a leash. If I make one mistake I am shamed mercilessly for weeks. While if anyone else makes a mistake its ok! No big deal! Anyways that is my story. I am still getting bullied.
I've been bullied since the 1st grade but It wasn't so bad til I got to middle school. That's when I moved to the other side of town. 6th grade wasn't so bad but 7th grade is where it became tough. two girls were bullying me calling me names like stupid or loser, kicking me and also using lots of bad words to describe me . I felt harassed everyday but couldn't get any school adults to listen and it became so bad I thought of killing myself. my mom took me to counseling. it helped me realize that they are the ones that envy me. they said my life was perfect. 8th grade came along and I tried telling school adults again things were bothering me. all that was done is changing seats. The words those girls say to me hurt me but I have very supportive friends that say they are wrong. I'm still bullied but I know everything will be fine because I have friends.
hi i am Samantha I've been bullied since i was 7 and now 13. I've gotten bullied to the point where I almost wanted to die. The reason was being called things I wasn't and rumors that almost made me lose my best friends and also from being bisexual. I got mostly bullied from being bisexual and that made me not accept who I was. I mostly gave up from people I found people but then got rumors spread about me and I lost them. I told my friend and he said why didn't you come to me sooner and I said maybe because I was scared maybe I couldn't lose another friend he accepted who I was. But things got worse I cried for three days in school and th asmtha it made breathing harder for me because I stop breathing when I cry. I just hope one day I will stop crying in my sleep or crying myself to sleep. Hope it will get better.
I have been bullied and sexually harassed in my past year at school. I recently switched to Sage creek High School and i loved it there. Then on March 2, 2016 i was admitted to the E.R. On March 3,2016 in the evening i was transported from the E.R. to Aurora Behavioral Health care. I was suicidal. In the past i have cut and thought of killing myself because i didn't want to hide it anymore. I felt alone. I know that people love and care about me. I could be around my best friends and family yet still feel so much pain. I know that i am wanted here in this world and i know that i have a purpose, but in the midst of it all i felt so alone. And i didn't know how to deal with it. I didn't know what to do or how to tell people and when i tried to tell people they didn't understand. I was tired of faking a smile every freaking day and acting crazy and hyper because that was the only way i knew how to be happy. Fake, that's how i describe it. And i was done. And that's what made me want to end my life. I'm tired of being someone i'm not. My advice, tell someone, don't be afraid to get help, because i didn't. and i ended up in a place where i never imagined myself. Stop being silent, speak out and speak up. it's the only way. We shouldn't have to end lives to show people the pain we are feeling. We shouldn't have to cause other people pain and grief for our own actions. Happiness, that all the world needs. Share a smile, speak up, say hi, because it can really make a difference. I would know, because i've been a victim myself.
I started out as a happy girl in 3rd grade, then the new kid came. He HATED me. He would call me stupid, but that didn't really bother me. Then 5th grade, it got worse. He called me ugly. Then 6th.... fat and lezbo, when im not even lez, im bi. Now 7th and now hes saying im a slut. I got all these things thrown at me, stupid, ugly, fat, lezbo, slut. The thing is if he really knew what I do at home he would stop.