Saturday, April 14, 2012

Bullying/Cyber-Bullying and Suicide

Everyone knows about the documentary called Bully, right? Here is the link for the movie:

What was not shown was that one of the kids in the documentary. Like this blogger had said on the ASAN blog, I am also disturbed that they overlooked this fact. Here is the link to the blog:

There are many victims to bullying. Whether they are black, white, skinny, fat, gay, disabled, etc... I can't even begin to touch on all these things. But I know how it feels to be a victim of bullying. Did you know that sometimes, it can get so bad, they decide to commit suicide? If you are reading this and you or someone you know plans to do that, get help IMMEDIATELY! I can say I've been down that road. It will get better.

I'd like to share a little of my personal experience:

I am 21 years old. I have a disability and a few other complications, and I have been very skinny all my life. I've been put down, used, and abused. They would call me names like 'retard' 'ugly 'anorexic' and would cuss at me. I was also a victim of cyber-bullying, mainly on Facebook, but it could happen anyplace. Yes, it hurt. Words do hurt. I've tried to commit suicide. Honestly, suicide is never the answer.

Things will get better. You may not think so, but it will. Just take it one day at a time. I'm still on the road to recovery, but I've got some very good friends to lean on. Just know that there is someone who cares.

Bullying really needs to stop. It really hurts. If you are being bullied, don't be afraid to speak up to someone you trust. If anyone sees someone getting bullied, do something, tell someone. And to the bullies, imagine if you were being bullied. Think about it real hard. Think about your insecurities and think about how you would feel if someone was bullying you about your insecurities. Stop the abuse!

Please, if you are even thinking of suicide, get help. There are crisis hotlines and I urge you to use them if there is no one around that you trust.

Remember this, you are not alone! You are never alone!

Until next time, God Bless
~ MissNiChloe


  1. Bullying does indeed hurt and it needs to stop! I think what we can do is if we see it being done we should stop it! As a Sunday School teacher I do not and I repeat NOT tolerate any type of bullying! I have been bullied in the past and I don't just mean the ones in school either, I literally had a bully for a father!

    On the note of suicide I know that this is a very serious issue and it makes me weep because I have had a special and dear uncle who took his own life when I was about 7 years old and I never got to say good-bye, also I had two classmates from high school to suicide and this makes me sad! Suicide is never the answer to your problems! I remember an episode of "Family Ties" where Alex P. Keaton who was portrayed by the amazing Michael J. Fox volunteers and he and his friend James receive a suicide call in a phone hotline class they are taking in high school and they have to convince the caller to not suicide. Eventually they are successful but it was an amazing story of how two young men who were from very different backgrounds were able to reach out to a person in need.

    I guess what I am trying to say is that we need to reach out to others and we should be the change and make the difference so we can show others what needs to be done!