Bullying gets personal
Josie Julien, Photographer
Bullying is an epidemic in schools across the states. it’s something we have all heard before but when it hits so close to home it’s personal. Bullying no doubt causes a multitude of other problems for a person and here they will be explored.
Bullying is when someone is treated as subhuman repeatedly and is made to feel like they don't matter. Their only purpose is to be entertainment for their bully. “It made me feel like an outsider and like the only times people wanted me around was just to laugh at me and how dumb they thought i was” Jay Oor said.
Depression is a mental disorder that more people than you think may struggle with. There are good days and bad. The severity can change and you may just suddenly feel better. Many people can go through depression for a multitude of reasons ”it's not 100 percent sadness. It's a mix of worthlessness, self-hatred, and sadness. You feel like never getting out of bed, let alone going through the en...
Anxiety interferes with a person's ability to do normal everyday tasks such as hanging out with friends, going to school, and doing homework. That panicky feeling you may feel before a test or presentation, well that’s all the time for no reason. “It almost feels as if everything wrong is slowly circling and closing in on you,” Jay Oor said.
Self-harm is not just cutting as it's commonly known. It’s anything to harm oneself, such as cutting, hitting yourself, and burning. It's a way to cope with a situation. ”Self-harm is different. It's not from anxiety, but depression. The self-hatred, worthlessness, and desperation of depression fuels it. It makes that feeling of it all disappear for a brief moment, but only come back even worse,...
Eating disorders affect all walks of life. Bulimia, anorexia, and binge eating are all types of eating disorders. Most people are accustomed to associating skin and bones with them, but that's not always the case. Eating to cope with emotion pain and stress is also quite common, maybe even more so than not eating. ”It's in boys and girls, they feel that they aren't comfortable in their body and ...
Suicide can be the end of a mental illness. When a person intentionally causes their own death it may seem like an enticing solution. Especially if it ends their problems. It is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. “There’s always other ways to handle a problem in life. Because someone, even if it's someone you least expect, will miss you once you're gone,” Gabe Huette said....