El acoso puede afectar a todos: a quienes son acosados, a quienes acosan y a quienes son testigos del acoso. El acoso está relacionado con muchas consecuencias negativas, como el impacto en la salud mental, el uso de sustancias y el suicidio. Si bien los niños que son acosados están en riesgo de cometer suicidio, el acoso escolar no es la única causa. Many issues contribute to suicide risk, some of which include depression, substance abuse, problems at home, and trauma history. James Wright is at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in the Suicide Prevention Branch. Mr. Wright is the project officer for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and works with states receiving funding for youth suicide prevention through the Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act.
"It is true that individuals that are bullied, and those that bully, have a higher risk of depression and mental health problems." James Wright is at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Kids who bully, and kids who get bullied, may internalize their problems, have low self-esteem, and aggression. Y estas características también aumentan el riesgo de suicidio. If you or someone you know is in emotional crisis: "Contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, at 1-800-273-TALK. This number is active 24/7. It's supported by SAMHSA, and is a network of community centers nationwide." You can learn how to take action against bullying and prevent it from happening at stopbullying.gov. Stay connected with stopbullying.gov on Twitter and Facebook. A product of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.