The Long-Term Effects of Bullying

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05 Mar 2018

The Link between Bullying and Mental Health

The impacts of bullying can affect crucial aspects of everyday life, even after bullying has ended. So, what are the long-term effects? We all know bullying is bad, but are we actually aware of the lasting impacts it can have on the mental health of those who experience it?

According to the most recent Ditch the Label research, those who experienced bullying in the last year say they went on to develop social anxiety, depression and some even experienced suicidal thoughts. Interestingly, the stats on the impacts of cyberbullying were even higher, proving that our lives online are having as much, if not more, of an impact on us than ever…

Of those who experienced bullying in the last year…

Ditch the Label – Annual Bullying Survey 2017

Of those who experienced cyberbullying in the last year…

Ditch the Label – Annual Bullying Survey 2017


Bullying is proven to have a lasting effect on our mental health.

The link is actually not as one-dimensional as you might think. In fact, it’s actually more of a circle. Those with mental health problems are more likely to be bullied, and those who are bullied are more likely to develop a mental health problem… aaand the cycle continues.

 


Don’t suffer in silence

We’re here to support anyone going through bullying or relates issues – you are not alone.

Ways to contact a DTL digital mentor:

Email
Sometimes it’s easier to write things down. Send an email here and a digital mentor will reply to you with advice on how to deal with it and other words of wisdom.

Join the Community
Our online community forum is a space where you can anonymously talk about your problem with a digital mentor or other Community users. This is a great way to interact with people who have had similar experiences and maybe even share some advice of your own.

Phone
If you’d rather speak to somebody on the phone, our friendly digital mentors are on hand to answer your calls from 9-5:30 – Monday to Friday, call us on 01273 201129.

Social Media
You can even send us a private message on Facebook or Twitter.

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