Bullying: When To Talk About It

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At some point in our lives, we have all experienced a type of bullying. It could be because of hair colour, the type of clothes you like to wear, the colour of your skin, your taste in music or simply because you are an easy target for that person. But when is enough, enough? When is the right time to talk about it?

So many people are being bullying in this day and age through social media, at school, in hospitals or in a social setting. I have seen many people be bullied because of having a stoma bag or being chronically ill, yep that’s right, bullied for being ill. I’ve been there. I was bullied via twitter for posting a picture of myself sunbathing with my ileostomy bag out on show, no poop or stoma on show, simply laying in the sun on a blanket in the garden! The thing is with bullying, whatever type of bullying it is, it is still bullying. The right time to talk about it is when it gets to the point where it is upsetting you and they won’t back off. If they are relentless or keep making snide remarks, you must speak up and tell someone.

A really good website and charity that I found that can really help is called Young Minds. They help young people who have or are being bullied and with mental health conditions in young children. “We’re leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges. We’re here to make sure they get the best possible mental health support and have the resilience to overcome life’s difficulties. The crisis in children and young people’s mental health is real and it is urgent. More children and young people than ever before are reaching out for help with their mental health. But for those who take that brave step, help is much too hard to find.”

They have a website which you can view by clicking here. They also have a phone line where you can call and talk about the bullying or issues you may have at present time.

Don’t let bullying take over your life, take over your own life and stop the bullying by speaking up and fighting this together!

 

-Alannah

 

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