Health Risks Linked To Bullying

​Young people, who are victims of bullying and/or bully others and/or witnessed others being bullied, are at high risk of suffering from:

• Suicidal attempts
• Self injuries
• Depression
• Irritability or anger
• Difficulties in failing and/or staying asleep
• Nightmares
• Headaches
• Stomachaches
• Multiple joint and muscle pains
• Weight gain or loss
• Impulsivity
• Inability to concentrate

They are also more likely to use alcohol and drugs; be frequently absent from school; be involved in physical fights; carry a weapon to school, and run away from home.

Parent Resources and Tips

If your child is being bullied and/or bullies others, and/or witnesses others being bullied and thinks, plans or tries to commit suicide or hurt others, consult with your closest hospital emergency room.

If your child is being bullied and/or bullies others, and/or witnesses other being bullied and suffers from one or more health risks, consult with the pediatrician or family physician to decide on the need for a mental health consultation.