Those who think bullying is nothing serious are wrong. Along with resources such as a mental health crisis toolkit we need to do what we can to help. The mark of being bullied carries into everything the victim does, even into adulthood.
Resources For Troubled Youths Can Help Prevent Suicide Attempts.pptx
2. Are noticing your child acting more aloof than usual, perhaps no longer talking about school, or even coming home with bruises? Are you being
told by the school or neighbors even, that they are acting out elsewhere, being aggressive, or acting in a rash and impulsive manner? If this is
becoming a common occurrence it is possible your child is in trouble, mentally, and may be dealing with issues of bullying. As well as exploring
what a behavioral health toolkit can do to help here is a closer look at this unfortunately common issue.
Bullying has real consequences - It is important to include issues of bullying in any mental health crisis toolkit because it has real consequences.
It is wrong that so many people brush it off as kids being kids, because bullying is not that at all, and can have real and even awful results. Aside
from just the physical damage or injury a youth might experience, victims of bullying often have health issues such as low self-esteem, depression,
sleeping problems, fear, and it can impact how they are doing at school too. It can also be one of the primary factors when a teen is suicidal. It also
has economic consequences, social services, law enforcement, healthcare providers and so on.
3. Bullying is a big problem nowadays - Bullying is more of a problem than it ever has been. The numbers of teens who commit suicide because of
bullying are on the rise and this is known by the term bullycide. Thousands of youths have passed due to bullying and it is worse than ever due to
cyberbullying. Where once there was a chance of having some time away from it when home, now teens have to face bullies on their social media
pages, sending DMs, group chats and more.
Tackling the issues takes a whole community - The problem is not only the parents, or only the schools’. In order to really be successful, it
requires the government, local and national to take more action. While there are some laws, teen programs and more initiatives, especially in
schools and after-school clubs and community centers, there is still a lot that could be achieved with more funding and input. While some charities
offer all the support they can such as a behavioral health toolkit or warning signs of suicide to any who asks, there is not enough happening and the
numbers of youths being bullied, and the numbers of suicides are climbing.
4. This is something a whole community should play a role in. As well as parents, teachers, community leaders and such we should be helping the
children in our society and protecting them. Schools need to offer programs for troubled youths, training for staff and provide things like
therapists. It is also important to help teens see school as a place where they can build self-esteem, not be scared and are supported and encouraged
for whoever they are.
Summary - Those who think bullying is nothing serious are wrong. Along with resources such as a mental health crisis toolkit we need to do what
we can to help. The mark of being bullied carries into everything the victim does, even into adulthood.