Bullying can cause not only depression but it can leave mental scars that last a life time. Bullying causes depression and suicide. TH Online feature a debatable article today, where you can join in the convocation and have your voice heard.
I was the victim of cruel bulling when I was in secondary school and it did lead to severe childhood depression; Childhood Depression; I Was 13 When I Attempted Suicide is my own experience.
It is a sad statement to read that bullying can begin as early as the age of 5, as a victim you are fear, feel ashamed and feel you deserve the treatment dished out to do. Bullies are cowards and they install fear to keep their victims quiet.
While so many think that bullying would consist of being physically beaten, this is not the cause at all.
Other forms of bullying;
- Name calling
- Making up lies about the victim
- Spreading rumours
- Leaving a person out purpose
- Turning the victims friends against them
- Being pushed
- Having your possessions stolen
Bullying is serious, not only does it leave the victim feeling worthless; it can lead to a lifetime of mental health issues and even suicide.
Bullying takes place everywhere around is, in both childhood and during our adult life. It happens in homes, schools, places of work and also online, known as cyber bullying.
Exploring common reasons behind bullying; there are many reasons children and young people may get involved in bullying, such as:
- Feeling powerless.
- Low self-esteem.
- Trying to get admiration and attention from friends.
- Fear of being left out if they don’t join in.
- Not understanding how someone else is feeling.
- Taking out their angry feelings.
- A culture of aggression and bullying.
- Being bullied themselves.
If you are being bullied please speak out, there are many support services available to help you.
Bullying Support Resources;
Child line – 0800 1111
Parentline – 0808 800 2222 – immediate help for parents 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Get Connected – Telephone, text and email support options available
Do you believe that bullying causes childhood depression? Have you been a victim to bullying?