August is Don’t Be a Bully Month

August 5, 2023

Learn how to spot and address bullying and encourage your teen to speak up

Bullying can have long-lasting effects on its victims, leading to low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, and even suicidal thoughts. We treat many teens at our youth residential treatment center in Richmond, VA due to the impact of bullying, and we believe these cases are 100% preventable.

Signs of Bullying in Teens

Bullying doesn’t always look like fist fights and name-calling. Some signs to watch for include:

  • Loss of friends
  • Avoidance of social situations
  • Unexplainable injuries
  • Loss of personal items (e.g., shoes, clothes, books)
  • Feeling sick or faking illness
  • Low self esteem
  • Desire to skip school

Noticing several of these signs simultaneously could indicate your child is struggling with a bully.

Signs Your Teen is a Bully

Your child might be bullying others if he/she:

  • Has friends who are known bullies
  • Are increasingly aggressive
  • Avoid accepting responsibility for their actions
  • Has new belongings or money they can’t explain
  • Gets in trouble with teachers or principals often

How to Help Teens in Bullying Situations in Richmond, VA

If your child is a victim of bullying or has shown bullying behavior, professional treatment in Richmond can help them overcome the trauma and live healthier lives. We invite you to contact our treatment center to learn more about our in-house programs.

By learning the signs of bullying and taking action against it, we can create safer environments for everyone.

Hallmark Youthcare

(804) 784-6432

12800 West Creek Pkwy

Richmond, VA 23238

Sources:

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https://www.stopbullying.gov/

https://www.stopbullying.gov/bullying/warning-signs

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