Bullying and Trauma

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.

If you were bullied, please comment below and share this with someone you know who could benefit from seeing this vidoe and article.

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2 Responses to Bullying and Trauma

  1. Mike B says:

    I was never bullied, but we just seen the effects of bullying a couple weeks ago at my wife’s old High School in Chardon, Oh. Three teens shot and killed at school, and the shooter to spend the rest of his life in prison, how sad.

  2. Pamela says:

    Hi Larry,

    Thank you for your work in this field, and raising awareness about trauma and PTSD. So many people suffer through long periods of time, lost in their thoughts, shame, and feelings.

    My dad was in the Air Force so we moved constantly. Consequently, the new, skinny kid was an easy mark. That stopped the first day of grade six when the school bully got in my face, and pushed me. Not giving it any thought, I pushed right back and she went down. Intuitively, I knew I didn’t want to be a victim any longer. Others are not so lucky.

    I applaud you to have a place for people and their loved ones to share, and speak up to help others so they can lift themselves up to heal. Our heart wants us to live as we were born to…in joy.

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