Trauma from Bullying Destroys Lives
In this heart-felt video, Daniel talks about the bullying he received in school since very young. Luckily, Daniel has been able to get past the effects the lingering trauma of his bullying that continued over a long period of time. So many don’t fully recover.
One thing is for sure–bullying destroys lives.
Bullying all too often leads to suicide and sometimes homicides by the victims of the bullies now turned into perpetrators. Homosexual slurs (that started when Daniel was 6 years old) are prevalent in male bullying. Among the 28 school shootings in U.S. middle and high schools between 1982 and 2001, most of the boys that opened fire were teased and bullied mercilessly as a matter of routine. Their violence was retaliation. The teasing and bullying was almost exclusively homophobic slurs. (Click here for more.)
Although Daniel doesn’t say how he healed, he did and has transformed his suffering into a way of helping others who have suffered from bullies. The trauma from bullying can be helped. If you know someone who has been bullied, encourage him or her (yes, girls bully too) to get help now.
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