The following post is shares the story of a young girl named Julia. The following is parts of what she considers her story!
This all started why, because I was shy, because I didn’t say hello, because I wasn’t “nice”. We need to stop this, bullying nearly killed me twice.
When my depression started it was very mild, almost non-existing, but things got worse by the day, it got to the point where I didn’t even want to get out of bed, which is now. I sleep almost 16 hours a day because I cannot drag myself to get out of bed, I just cannot. I have no energy, I have no motivation, I have no feeling except emptiness and sadness. I can be with a million people and still feel alone. My life shattered to pieces after being severely bullied at school and I am not talking just about simple name calling, I was beat up, humiliated, and everyday I relive those moments as if it were the past second. I cannot numb the pain anymore. Everyday is a new challenge to face, impending questions arising to every moment.
Julia’s story is not very different from many other young people’s. Bullying plays such a large role is the stories of us young people. Be on the lookout in the new year as we will be tackling the issues that come from Bullying and how to deal with them. If you struggle with being bullied, check out the Kids Help Phone Website for resources, or give them a call to talk directly to a counsellor, at 1-800-668-6868.
If you are struggling right now and need to talk to someone the National Suicide Prevention LifeLine can be reached 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255.
Know no matter what, that you are not alone. You are special. You are loved.
Hugs and Love,