Dear Bullies...

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Suicide and bullying in go hand and hand especially in young adults...I talk about it because one it brings awareness and two because I have been there.

Submitted: July 27, 2015

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Bullying by definition means  someone uses their superior strength or influence to intimidate (someone), typically to force them to do what they want.

Bullying whether online or at school or through text...is never okay. I do not care if you are jealous or you had a bad life at home....destroying someone's confidence...pushing them past their limits....making fun of them for things that they can't change and destroying every bit of their innocence. It doesn't make you look cool...in fact it makes you look pathetic, truly. You know what bullying taught me...it taught me to get thicker skin...it taught me to love myself...and it showed me the importance of life. Does it make it okay? No.

Here are the statistics:

  • Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people, resulting in about 4,400 deaths per year, according to the CDC. For every suicide among young people, there are at least 100 suicide attempts. Over 14 percent of high school students have considered suicide, and almost 7 percent have attempted it.
  • Bully victims are between 2 to 9 times more likely to consider suicide than non-victims, according to studies by Yale University
  • A study in Britain found that at least half of suicides among young people are related to bullying
  • 10 to 14 year old girls may be at even higher risk for suicide, according to the study above
  • According to statistics reported by ABC News, nearly 30 percent of students are either bullies or victims of bullying, and 160,000 kids stay home from school every day because of fear of bullying.

Are you really comfortable knowing that you could of been the cause of Jane Doe's or John Doe's death because you couldn't keep your god damn mouth shut? You know why I am so passionate on this subject? Because I was one of those 14 year old little girls that wanted to drive a knife across her flesh...one of those girls that drank household chemicals...that popped pills and drowned herself just to die. And it pisses me off that people laugh and joke about bullying and suicide because they don't get it and they don't care. They don't care that they might of been the reason that Jane Doe or John Doe is dead because they were relentlessly taunted and ridiculed  to the point that they didn't want to be on this planet anymore. 

Sorry to be harsh about this, but someone has to be. I hate seeing on the news that some teenage girl or boy decide to kill themselves because people can not control their emotions and mouths. I am not saying my hands are clean because I can guarantee to you I was mean to someone some point in my life, but I am making up for it in my adult life, which is why I am talking about my suicide attempts...which is why I talked about my abuse and the bullying that I went through.

If you are apart of the problem...fix it. Be kind. Apologize to the people that you hurt. Talk to someone...do not take your anger out on someone that has nothing to do with it. Even if they did...talk to them...explain why you are hurt....because bad mouthing and your fist are not going to solve your problem. I guarantee you....you're not going to like jail or prison either. 

If you are one of the people that have been bullied. I got one thing to say to you and I hope it sticks with you for the rest of your life: You are beautiful. Do not let anyone tell you otherwise, because your imperfections are what makes you beautiful. Your scars, your moles, your this or that....they make you who you are...they make you unique...and whether or not you believe in god or not....you were made that way for a reason. So don't change yourself to fit in...stand tall and with all the confidence in the word...smile, because tomorrow is a brand new day.

To the parents...I know raisng a child is hard especially a teenager and if you expect that they might be bullied then you need to sit down and listen. Don't press them on the matter and don't jump to conclusions. If you fear the worst...that they might end up hurting themselves, don't ever let them out of your sight and be there to make sure they know that they are loved. That life is worth living, because it does get better.

The reason that I am here today was because I had an amazing support group that reminded me of all the things I was going to miss if I died...even if they didn't know it. They didn't know about my suicide attempts, because I didn't want them to. It wasn't until last year that I sat down and talked to my dad about it. It was hard, but it was refreshing. We talked for hours that night. So yes that temporary problem can be fixed if you talked to the right people.


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