Today’s guest blog is by Wendy Margolese, who writes a regular blog called “Health and the Mental Signature” for Simcoe.com. Wendy is the media rep for Christian Science in Ontario, Canada.
Bullying has become a serious public health problem. Victims of bullying are reported to experience school phobia, feelings of insecurity, and unhappiness at school; they may also have low self-esteem, loneliness, and isolation. In contrast, perpetrators of bullying are reported to have more depression and are more likely than are their peers to be involved with antisocial behaviors and legal problems later in adult-hood.
Unfortunately, as with Amanda, and 3 other teens in the news last year, suicide appeared to be the only way to stop the harassment. Canada has one of the highest rates of teen suicide in developed countries.
But bullying is nothing new. . . .
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