I was expecting to make this a one-time post, but it turns out that I have a lot to say about bullying. I have absolutely no credentials that make me qualified to do so, so I’m the wrong person to go to if you want to hear from a professional. The only thing I have to contribute is my experience from someone who has lived through bullying, and I’m someone who wants to see things change.
If you found this blog because you’re being bullied yourself, I’m very sorry. I promise, there is hope. I know that sometimes it might seem impossible, but please know that there are people out there who care and who can help.
The Canadian Safe School Network has a form you can fill out with your questions and concerns, and they’ll e-mail you back. There are also popular Questions and Answers for students, parents, and teachers.
If you’re feeling hopeless or like you might hurt yourself or someone else, there are lots of free, 24-hour resources you can call.
If you’re in the US or Canada, call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or visit their website to chat.
In Canada, you can also call the Kids Help Phone (It’s open to university-aged students too) at 1-800-668-6868, or visit their website.
Anywhere else? Check this out to find support where ever you are.
For anyone looking for information about bullying, check out Stop Out Bullying’s website.