I feel bullying is a painful and hurtful thing to experience. No-one should ever go through this: being bullied makes you feel intimidated, depressed and alone, as you feel no one would want to talk to you. It also makes you feel hurt inside and prevents you from talking to anyone. Below is my experience of bullying and depression.
I suffered bullying for such a long time and it made me lose my confidence and self esteem. All day, everyday at school, I would get called horrible names, which made me feel so down and this affected my work at school and also my grade predictions. I told a teacher about this but they couldn’t really do anything and this made the bullying worse. They would poke me with a pencil during lessons, throw things at me, take my stuff and spread things that weren’t about me all around the school. I would cry and feel so down in school I couldn’t concentrate as much because it was so bad.
After this I didn’t want to tell anyone because I thought no-one would ever want to help me. After such a long time I couldn’t take it anymore and had to tell another teacher and they finally did something about this! It was a relief someone listened and direct action was taken to prevent this from happening again.
I told my family and they were a huge support as were my friends who were close to me. It was hard explaining my story to the deputy head-teacher but after I told someone it made me feel better.
I would advise people to speak out! After telling someone it makes you feel better as a person. We are all here to help at Talk Easy and we all promise that if you are suffering and want to talk we will listen and help you! What I went through for a long time is not what I want anyone else to go through and I am enthusiastic and willing to help anyone who wants to speak to anyone of us because we do care!