Hotline Discusion Bullying
Scared To Tell
My friend was being yelled at by one of the "popular girls" and the girl yelling at her was telling my friend that she needed to shut her ugly face and die in a hole. I went up to the girl and told her she doesn't have the right to talk to my friends like that.
The response from her was "You need to do the same thing, would you like me to push you?" I told her about how many people commit suicide from bullying and that I was struggling not to. She says "Good, the universe needs less losers, now, go home and kill yourself, nobody will be crying."
I'm scared to tell a teacher, because I just got into High School and I don't know the teachers very well, and teachers never believe me. What do I do?
You are obviously a very supportive friend to defend your friend in such a bold way. It’s unfortunate that this mean girl said such hateful things to you. People really don’t understand how hurtful their words can be at times. What she said was very insensitive and rude.
Talking to a teacher about this incident is a great idea! I know it takes a lot of courage to talk to a teacher, but they’re just people. And their job is to help ensure the safety of students. If it doesn’t get reported this kind of treatment will continue and may even get worse. Perhaps by you talking to a teacher could make the difference in stopping this harassment from these mean girls.
You can also check out this tips sheet on ways to deal with harassment and bullies.
It’s also unfortunate that you have been struggling with the thought of suicide. We want you to know that suicide is NOT the answer. You didn’t elaborate on the other stressors in your life, but we’re here to tell you that ending your life is not the only answer. Sometimes life’s problems seem overwhelming but with the help of supportive people you can start to see there are solutions available. Do you think you can make a promise to yourself to keep yourself safe? If not please reach out to an adult and let them know you’re struggling. You can also call our hotline anytime 24/7. Our counselors talk to teens everyday who are struggling with similar issues.
Take care of yourself and continue to reach out to us for support! Our counselors are always available.
Jessie, Crisis Counselor