Have you ever been bullied, or even bullied another peer or person? Well, it may have caused problems with their mental health or physical health. Studies have shown that, though not a direct cause, Bullying is heavily correspondent to later-in-life mental health problems. Disorders such as anxiety, depression, agoraphobia ( the fear of places and situations that might cause panic, helplessness, or embarrassment), PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), or even things as serious as suicidal thoughts or actions. Though studies show victims are not the only ones at risk, bullies are also at the risk of the same disorders and antisocial personality disorders. Bullying is an extreme psychological pressure, from bringing self-esteem down of the victim, making them feel like they do not belong, it always has some effect on them.
Victims of bullying are two to nine times more likely to develop mental health issues or suicidal tendencies then normal students. As well as suicide is one of our nation’s highest death rates. All of this information combined does indeed give good factual evidence that bullying affects the mental health of both victims and bully negatively. As well as being someone who has been bullied before, I do agree that it does affect mental health greatly. For all we wish is to be liked and fit into society, and bullying means that we aren’t.