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Why No One Should Be a Bully

Updated on March 1, 2015

I am 21 years old and have been struggling with anxiety attacks for about 5 or 6 years now. My panic and anxiety attacks was a result of the way I was bullied for so many years in school because, I was over weight. It got so bad i dropped out of school at the beginning of my junior year and changed to homeschooling. Because of the intense bullying I went through pretty much since I started school, I suffer from depression, anxiety, and panic disorders. After I dropped out of school I was terrified of everything, I wouldn't go to the mall or any stores really. I just felt like everyone was staring and making fun of me, it is one of the worst feelings in the world to feel like everyone is judging you. I didn't trust anyone, at times not even my mom, I would sleep all day and eat. So not only was my mental health getting worse, but so was my physical health. I have been overweight ever since I can remember, but laying in bed all day was not helping that. Eventually my mom made me a doctors appointment, telling me it was a check up and told the doctor about the way I was acting and that she thought I was suffering from depression, which she knew a lot about because she also suffered from it. Long story short I got the help I needed. But there are a lot of people that don't get the help they need. It is so sad that so many people commit suicide because fellow humans are so cruel. What could possibly happen in their life that could make them feel the need to be so cruel. It only takes a minute for you to be mean to someone, but it takes years to overcome that. I am 21 years old and some of the things that kids said to me in 4th grade still weigh on my heart at times. I think that when kids bully they don't realize what it is doing to the bully, but that still doesn't make it okay. If you have kids, please get involved in their school lives and make sure that they are not getting bullied or bullying someone else. I definitely think that bullying can be stopped but it is going to take a lot of effort.

I hope that this has inspired you to make some kind of difference. If you are reading this and are a bully, please stop! if there is something going on in your life, reach out for help don't pull others down with you. If you are reading this and you are the one being bullied tell someone! You don't deserved to be bullied, you are special and amazing.

God Bless

- Brooke


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