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Stop Saying Bullying Causes Suicide

Deborah Temkin | Posted 11.27.2013 | Impact
Deborah Temkin

Suicide and bullying are both serious and pervasive issues for today's youth which we need to prevent. In order to do so, we need to understand, bullying alone does not cause suicide.

Understanding Cutting and Bullycide

Jarryd Willis | Posted 09.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Jarryd Willis

Emotional injuries don't heal with Neosporin. They can lead to self-perpetuating conditions (self-starvation, cutting), a hypo-cortisol awakening response and more reports of pain disability and health problems for bullied kids.

Bullycide: A Father's Heart-Wrenching Letter to His Son's Tormentors

Jonathan Hewitt | Posted 12.23.2012 | Parents
Jonathan Hewitt

Six years ago, 13-year-old Steven Urry hanged himself in his bedroom closet after being tormented by bullies.

His Name Was Steven: A 13-Year-Old Victim of Bullycide

Jonathan Hewitt | Posted 12.16.2012 | Parents
Jonathan Hewitt

"We knew who beat him up. We knew who locked him in a cupboard. We knew who had held his head under water in a sink. So why hadn't we told anyone?"

Miss Pennsylvania Teen America Fights 'Bullycide' | Posted 03.30.2012 | Impact

Without seeing a tiara atop her brunette hair, you might not guess Robyn Kass-Gerji is the new Miss Pennsylvania Teen America. Her art teacher told...

Helping End Bullying with the Kardashians, Demi Lovato and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Michael Moloney | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Moloney

This episode was one of the hardest shows I have done in my nine-year run on the series. There is a scene where I hold up Carl's clothes, which are so tiny -- it's so unfortunate to think about how much more this 11-year-old-boy had to give in life.

Why the Gay Teen Suicide Rate in the Anoke-Hennepin School District Is the Highest in the US

Jonathan Fast | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jonathan Fast

This summer two lawsuits were filed on behalf of six students in Minnesota's Anoka-Hennepin school district. The students had endured "slurs, were stabbed with pencils, shoved into walls and lockers, punched, called names and urinated on..."

Bullycide Prevention: 3 Steps for Parents

Courtney Macavinta | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Courtney Macavinta

We all deserve to learn how to be compassionate with ourselves and others. To live as equals. To be safe. To be ourselves and have our rights protected by one another. To be respected and pass it on.

Tyler Clementi's Death: College Newspapers React

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Danny Groner

Several weeks after Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi's tragic suicide, college students around the country are writing about Clementi in their campus newspapers, expressing their takes on the lessons their campuses should learn