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.