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Photo by: Sa'Bella Davidson

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Sa'Bella Davidson, J1 Reporter

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I know how to feels to be bullied and feeling depressed because of the bullying.  Bullies bully because they have no fun in life, so they want to spice things up to hurt others. It makes them look cool, but if you let them get to you then you just let them win. You don’t want that to happen, so you should stand up for yourself.

    Bullying is caused by looks, personality, acts, rumors, sexuality, and so much more. In 2016, there were 44,965 recorded suicides, up from 42,773 in 2014, according to the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). On average, adjusted for age, the annual U.S. suicide rate increased 24% between 1999 and 2014, from 10.5 to 13.0 suicides per 100,000 people, the highest rate recorded in 28 years.

    It’s a cruel world we live in; one small word from someone could cost someone’s life. You never know what’s going on in someone’s head, what they’ve been going through, or their problems at home. You would feel so disappointed in yourself causing someone to take their life because of you. Or you might just be so cold and not even care.

  You may not know, but approximately 20% of teenagers experience depression before they have reached adulthood. And 90% of suicidal teenagers said they believed their families did not understand them. About 75% of the individuals who commit suicide are depressed.

   The most common way of bullying is through social media, called cyberbullying, which bullies tell someone to “Kill yourself” or something similar. It is easy to hide behind a fake or made up username. Breakups, family issues, losing a loved one or close friend can also cause depression, and even suicide, depending how close and how much they mean to you.

    I personally think that bullying is stupid, very serious, and not okay to do. People are so hurtful and not serious; they bully people and seriously hurt them. And yet, they don’t even care, they think they’re tough once they hurt others from the actions they’re doing.

   When people are depressed, they’d like to alone, which can cause them to be more depressed. It is important that people who are depressed have a way to express themselves and open up to a close friend, or a family member. It isn’t easy, but it will help.

   Other ways to help is to get your mind off of things, hang out with friends, or go to the movies. Get lots of food, talk about anything, it’d be great to get your mind off of depression. Have some fun. This is one of the best ways to start breaking out of your funk.

    If you can’t open up to anyone that you’re close with, then at least get therapy. I always hated the idea of therapy because, I mean, why would you want to open up to a complete stranger? But I’ve been told its healthy and will help you with your problems, or at least try to help. Therapists give you advice or with you talk about your feelings,what has been going on in your life, and the reason why you’ve been depressed.

    Doing any of these things to help you may be difficult, but it takes time. If you do it, then you’ll feel a lot better. Or stand up you for yourself from the bullying, don’t let the bullies get to you.

   They’re not even worth the pain. If they get to you, and you’re feeling depressed, get some help before you do something you’ll regret, make people that care about you feel awful. You’re perfect just the way you are, no matter what others say. You’re worth it, fight through the pain and talk to someone, and maybe then someone could solve the problem with the bullying. There’s many ways to stop the problem, you just have to try and make it happen.

 

 

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