Bullying: How It Can Lead to Mental Distress, Suicide in Children

According to a Healthline article, the reasons behind sadness, depression, and suicide among teens are complex, but some forms of bullying may play a role in increasing the likelihood of their occurrence.

That’s the conclusion reached in a studyTrusted Source published today in the journal PLOS ONE.

Researchers say nearly one in three young people in the United States may experience bullying, with the occasional story of a teen’s suicide seemingly linked to bullying activity.

  • Researchers say bullying can be a factor in mental distress and suicide attempts by children and teens.
  • They say this type of distress is especially common among LGBTQ+ youth.
  • Experts say parents can help children who are bullied by teaching them emotional and interpersonal skills as well as assisting them in building relationships with school personnel.

Click here to read the entire Healthline article.