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Bullying is a regular occurrence in childhood. An unwanted and aggressive behavior usually observed among school-going children, bullying might involve attacking someone physically or verbally, making threats, laughing at someone’s appearance, excluding a person from a group and spreading rumors.

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Study Links S

Links Severe Bully

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ing to to Mental Disorders

Mental Disorders and

and Suicide

Suicide in in Teen Years

Teen Years

Bullying is a regular occurrence in childhood. An unwanted and aggressive behavior usually

observed among school-going children, bullying might involve attacking someone physically

or verbally, making threats, laughing at someone’s appearance, excluding a person from a

group and spreading rumors. While the physical aspects are easy to identify, bullying can also

occur secretly through gossip, smartphones or Internet. Victims of bullying can experience

emotional and psychological hurt and humiliation.

Whether bullying or

being bullied, it can

result in serious and

long-lasting

effects

on

health and overall well-

being of youth. Some of

the outcomes can be

anxiety,

depression,

substance

sexual violence, poor

academic performance,

low attendance and

even

poor

functioning.

Additionally, both the

perpetrators and victims of bullying are at an increased risk of suicide-related behavior.

negative

mental

abuse,

social

A recent Canadian study further clarifies the relationship between bullying and mental

disorders by establishing that people severely bullied as children are exposed to mental

health problems and suicide attempts during their teen years.

Bullying victims prone to depression, suicidal thoughts

For their study, researchers used data from the Quebec Longitudinal Study of Child

Development that followed more than 1,300 children born in 1997 and 1998 in Quebec for

15 years since their birth. As per the study results, about 15 percent of the children were

exposed to the severest form of victimization from the beginning of their education till their

high school.

As compared to children who experienced little or no bullying in their early lives, these

children were more than twice as likely to report depression or low moods and were three

times more likely to report anxiety. In addition, these individuals were 3.5 times more likely

to report having suicidal thoughts or suicidal attempts.

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according to the authors it is important

According to the authors, it is important to prevent victimization early in life. They also

stressed on the need to start anti-bullying efforts before enrolment in the formal school

system.

While the study showed an important link between early bullying and teen mental health

disorders, it had some limitations. As per the authors, the outcomes were measured by self-

reported questionnaires which did not provide an accurate clinical diagnosis. In addition, peer

victimization was also self-reported that may reflect biases basis the participant’s mental

health.

Repercussions of bullying

Bullying is a serious issue that can have a detrimental impact on those who bully, those who

are bullied and even those who witness it. It involves one or more people repeatedly doing

things or engaging in acts to make another person upset, afraid or hurt. Bullying can take

place anywhere, take many forms and can be related to just about anything.

The effects of bullying are not temporary but can last long. In addition to causing a host of

psychiatric disorders, panic disorders and anxiety disorders during childhood, both the victim

and the bully display some of the most severe emotional handicaps later in life, including

anxiety and depressive disorders, and are at a greater risk of suicidal or self-harm thoughts.

Help at hand

One of the best ways to prevent bullying is to refuse to accept or tolerate it. No matter what,

it is important to remember that bullying is not ok, not part of growing up and that help is

always available to make things better.

At the Teen Mental Health Helpline, we are here to answer all your queries related to mental

illnesses among children and adolescents as well as the best possible treatment options. You

can call our 24/7 helpline (866) 831-9220 to locate the best residential mental health

facilities for teenagers near you.

www.teenmentalhealthhelpline.com