Suicide is NEVER the Solution! (Part 3)

Suicide is NEVER the Solution! (Part 3)

I tell you all this because I understand what it’s like to be driven to such a dark and awful place. When I was young and bullied and felt completely alone, I resorted to an attempt to take my own life. It was one of

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Suicide is NEVER the Solution! (Part 2)

Suicide is NEVER the Solution! (Part 2)

In Part 1, I discussed how suicide not only cheats you out of all the great possibilities ahead of you, it only really hurts the people who love you, and how it really just gives your bully the final say over you. Today, I’d like

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Suicide is NEVER the Solution! (Part 1)

Suicide is NEVER the Solution! (Part 1)

(Part 1 of 3) Last year, the suicide of Destiny Gleason drew media attention last year, driving home the sad truth of an epidemic of suicide among young people due to bullying and abuse. What I cannot stress enough is that suicide is totally fruitless

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Males and Females Don’t Bully the Same, Part 2: Brute Force

Males and Females Don’t Bully the Same, Part 2: Brute Force

In Part 1 of this article, I discussed how male and female bullies differ in how they bully, and the ways female bullies work to oppress their targets, While female bullies attack their targets’ relationships, most male bullies use plain physical aggression. And not only

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Males and Females Don’t Bully the Same, Part 1: Deadlier Than The Male

Males and Females Don’t Bully the Same, Part 1: Deadlier Than The Male

(Part 1 of 2) We all know males and females are different, not just in their bodies but in their minds, the ways they interact, and the ways they form relationships. So, it should be no surprise that these male/female differences even extend to bullying.

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Good Reads for Victims of Bullying and Other Forms of Abuse

Good Reads for Victims of Bullying and Other Forms of Abuse

There are a number of great writers who’ve written great books that were of help to me when I was younger, working to escape bullying, and move on with my life.  I’d recommend any of these titles, not necessarily just to people facing bullying and abuse,

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The Positive Side to Having a Few Enemies

The Positive Side to Having a Few Enemies

What I’m about to tell you may leave you scratching your head. I know it left me scratching mine when my grandmother said it to me in the car one cold and rainy afternoon many years ago. We were coming home from shopping at the

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Why Bystanders Don’t Stand Up for Victims of Bullying

Why Bystanders Don’t Stand Up for Victims of Bullying

As we know, bullies need an audience when they bully their victims. Any time bystanders are near, the bully’s ego is fueled and the victim is made to suffer humiliation. Bullies need bystanders to demonstrate their perceived power and might in front of in order

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Bullied Girls Dating Grown Men: Getting the Acceptance They Don’t Get at School

Bullied Girls Dating Grown Men: Getting the Acceptance They Don’t Get at School

A girl who is bullied sometimes turns to older men as a means of obtaining acceptance and validation. When you’re a bullied young girl, having a boyfriend or sex partner can feel like such a welcome change from the pressure and pain of the bullying

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Under a Microscope

Under a Microscope

When a person is a target of bullying at school, everyone—and I mean everyone—is watching. Classmates (bullies and bystanders), teachers, and staff constantly have that poor target under surveillance, and it isn’t because they’re watching out for them. They’re all waiting for the victim to

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