Girls are more likely to be bullied than boys and consider suicide, according to a new study from Rutgers University.
While teen bullying does not automatically lead to suicide, it does affect health and well-being in the following ways:
- Depression, loneliness, or anxiety
- Low self-esteem
- Headaches, stomach aches, tiredness, or poor eating habits
- Missing school, disliking school, or poor school performance
- Self-destructive behaviors such as running away from home or inflicting harm on oneself
- Unexplained injuries
- Lost or destroyed clothing, books, electronics or jewelry
- Difficulty sleeping or frequent nightmares
- Sudden loss of friends or avoidance of social situations
To learn more about teen bullying and strategies to combat it, read Issue 12 of our news magazine at www.fbhwa.org/magazines.
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