GET HELP & SUPPORT - BULLYING
Call 911 if you or someone you know is at risk of immediate harm.
How to Stop Bullying
If you are being bullied have witnessed bullying, speak up. TELL SOMEONE. Don't give bullying an audience.
- Contact the school principal, superintendent, or other administrators, if a teacher seem to not be keeping a child safe from bullying.
- If the target of bullying exhibits worrisome behaviors, contact his or her parent, counselor, doctor and a mental health counselor immediately.
- If a child is bullied because of their race, ethnicity, or disability, and local resources do not adequately address the problem: Contact the U.S. Department of Education’s Office on Civil Rights.
- If you are being bullied, know of or suspect someone who is being bullied, and you would like additional information, click on the link below. http://www.stopbullying.gov/topics/civil_violation/index.html
IF YOU ARE IN CRISIS OR NEED HELP, CALL THIS TOLL-FREE NUMBER: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
**If you are in crisis and need help: call 1-800-273-TALK (8255), available 24 hours a day, every day . You will reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a service available to anyone. You may call for yourself or for someone you care about, and all calls are confidential. You can also visit the Lifeline’s website at http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org .
ADDITIONAL HOTLINES AND RESOURCES FOR TEENS AND THEIR FAMILIES:
- National Adolescent Suicide Hotline: 1-800-621-4000
- National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK
- Contact for suicide helplines outside of the U.S. Befrienders Worldwide
- National Depression and Bi-Polar Support Alliance: 1-800-826-3632
- National Runaway Safeline: 1-800-621-4000
- Nineline.org hotline for children and teens: 1-800-999-9999