While bullying doesn’t cause suicide, a stressful environment and persistent, emotional victimization can increase a person’s risk of suicide. Together, we can create awareness about the dangers of bullying and give emotional support to those who may be contemplating suicide. If you or someone you know is in an emotional distress or suicidal crisis, please call the Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
Watch a True Story of a Bullied Teen
Shania, a former varsity cheerleader, talks about the time she was afraid to go to school. Her story shows how reaching out for help and talking to a trusted adult can lighten depression.
Learn more about bullying
Together we can help kids prevent bullying by talking about it, building a safe school environment, and creating a community-wide bullying prevention strategy. Packed with tools and resources, Stopbullying.gov will arm you with information so you can prevent bullying no matter where you see it taking place.
Both bullies and their victims are at a higher risk for suicide. Read about the risk factors they share and learn the strategies that can help prevent bullying and suicide.
Suicide in a school is tremendously sad, often unexpected, and can leave a community with many uncertainties about what to do next. This toolkit gives teachers and administrators practical tools and advice to help manage the situation in the aftermath of a suicide.