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Beat Up At SchoolBullyingBeat Up At School<div class="ExternalClassDE4BC4C4C08F46C89F365503AE8A950B"><p style="font-family:georgia;font-size:16px;">​<span>Hey I was just wondering if I could find someone to talk to I'm getting beat up at school and insulted about my body every day and I'm just struggling with finding self worth and happiness when everyone around me is making me feel useless and upset all the time.  ​</span></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span></div><div class="ExternalClass6E63C3A7CEFC4F0CBB635BF76A87A583"><div><div class="ExternalClassDE4BC4C4C08F46C89F365503AE8A950B"><p style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;color:rgb(63, 63, 63);"><span>We are so glad you decided to reach out for help and about the situation you are going through at school.  It sounds like you are being physically attacked at school, which is not acceptable.  Consider talking to a teacher or the guidance counselor about what is going on and ask for them to help you.  </span></p> <span style="color:rgb(63, 63, 63);"> </span><span style="font-size:16px;color:rgb(63, 63, 63);"> </span><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;color:rgb(63, 63, 63);"> </span><p style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;color:rgb(63, 63, 63);"><span>It may not feel helpful at first to hear that almost everyone your age is going through the same self-esteem issues that you are struggling with.  At this stage in life you are learning the parts of yourself that are positive features and ones that you don’t like as well and want to change.  It doesn’t matter what other people think or say about your body.  What matters is what YOU think about your body.  If you feel you are too fat or too thin, try to make some changes in a healthy manner.   There are some great short articles on self-esteem on our website under the tips section.  Here are a couple of them that might be helpful for you:</span></p> <span style="color:rgb(63, 63, 63);"> </span><span style="font-size:16px;color:rgb(63, 63, 63);"> </span><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;color:rgb(63, 63, 63);"> </span><p style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;color:rgb(63, 63, 63);"><span><a href="/Pages/tip-improving-self-esteem.aspx">http://www.yourlifeyourvoice.org/v2/Pages/tip-improving-self-esteem.aspx</a></span></p> <span style="color:rgb(63, 63, 63);"> </span><span style="font-size:16px;color:rgb(63, 63, 63);"> </span><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;color:rgb(63, 63, 63);"> </span><p style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;color:rgb(63, 63, 63);"><a href="/Pages/tip-the-mirror-rule.aspx" style="background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255);">http://www.yourlifeyourvoice.org/v2/Pages/tip-the-mirror-rule.aspx</a><br></p> <span style="color:rgb(63, 63, 63);"> </span><span style="font-size:16px;color:rgb(63, 63, 63);"> </span><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;color:rgb(63, 63, 63);"> </span><p style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;color:rgb(63, 63, 63);"><span>Another thing you can do any time that you need some support is to call us.  We are here 24 hours every day of the year.  We can help you problem solve and to feel better.  We are here to help you and not to judge you.  We will help in any way that we can. </span><br></p> <span style="color:rgb(63, 63, 63);"> </span><span style="font-size:16px;color:rgb(63, 63, 63);"> </span><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;color:rgb(63, 63, 63);"> </span><p style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;color:rgb(63, 63, 63);"><span>Take care and stay safe!</span><br></p> <span style="color:rgb(63, 63, 63);"> </span><span style="font-size:16px;color:rgb(63, 63, 63);"> </span><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;color:rgb(63, 63, 63);"> </span><p style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;color:rgb(63, 63, 63);"><span>Karen, counselor</span></p> <span style="color:rgb(63, 63, 63);"> </span><span style="font-size:16px;"> </span> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span></div></div> </div>14

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