MENTAL HEALTH CARE MAY INCLUDE THERAPY AND/OR MEDICATION
Relational bullying is bullying by “friends.”
Basically, it’s about making up lies, spreading rumors, betraying trust, and dumping people for no apparent reason. Who does this to friends?
All forms of bullying, including relational bullying, need to be reported. Reach out to a responsible adult (see here).
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If you receive bullying messages sent on the Internet, don’t respond. Tell your parent, teacher, school counseloror the police, if it’s a threat. If you become aware of cyberbullying directed at another person, report it.
ASK FOR HELP WHEN YOU NEED IT
You do have the power to help improve your moods, but you might need help to do this in the best way possible.
Not all troublesome feelings or conflicts can be resolved by talking about them with your family and friends.
Not all can be resolved by thinking positively, either.
If you are experiencing sad, worried, angry, or anxious feelings that don’t go away or keep coming back again, ask for help. If your emotions or behaviors seem out of control, ask for help. If you are suffering from a traumatic event, ask for help.
Just about every community has mental health care available for children and teens who need helpincluding help with anger, anxiety, depression, and eating disorders (see here).