The Secret Life of the American Bullied Teen

Watch a True Story of a Bullied Teen

While bullying doesn’t cause suicide, a stressful environment and persistent, emotional victimization can increase a person’s risk of suicide. Together, we can create awareness about the dangers of bullying and give emotional support to those who may be contemplating suicide. If you or someone you know is in an emotional distress or suicidal crisis, please call the Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK(8255).

Shania, a former varsity cheerleader, talks about how bullying made her afraid to go to school and caused here to become depressed.