Cited in Glo – Bullying Is Not Harmless Teasing



Bullying Is Not Harmless Teasing

I was happy to contribute to this piece raising awareness about bullying and self esteem. Author  highlights bullying and its powerful impact on development, by describing an 11 year old girl’s experience with being bullied. Poor self esteem is one of bullying’s many casualties, both in the person being bullied, and in the person doing the bullying.

“According to Alicia H. Clark, Psy.D., bullies also suffer from self esteem issues: “Inside, they are often insecure, lonely, and full of anger and self-criticism… bullies aim to unleash their anger and self-hatred onto others in hopes of feeling relief themselves.” But those horror stories on the news make it clear that bullying can lead to much worse things.”

The post also gives information about an upcoming community event “Out of the Darkness” walk to end suicide in Fort Worth, Texas September 6, 2014.  To read the full post:

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Alicia H. Clark, PsyD