Living with PTSD after bullying

Post-traumatic stress disorder has always been linked most closely with war veterans, but now it’s understood that it can develop from other types of traumatic experiences as well. One of those experiences is bullying. When you’ve been bullied repeatedly and made to feel like there’s nothing you can do to stop it, then it’s not that surprising […]

Characteristics of low self-esteem (infographic)

Do you wonder if you suffer from low self-esteem? Self-esteem is the confidence you have in yourself and in your abilities. It’s how you see yourself. One of the most common long-term effects of being bullied is low self-esteem. When someone repeatedly makes you feel bad about yourself, it’s hard not to see yourself in a negative […]

Further proof that the effects of bullying last

A new study came out this month that’s been getting a lot of attention in the bullying world. This is because it’s the first study to show that the effects of childhood bullying can last well into adulthood. A previous study published earlier this year, which I referred to in the post “Why do people […]

4 common long-term effects of being bullied

I know that I don’t need to tell you that bullying can have lasting effects, but let’s look at what exactly those effects are. Whether you were bullied for a short period of time or for a long period of time – it was 2 years in my case – the effects can last a lifetime. […]