Below are some suggested resources with information and guidance for students on managing Bullying and other mental health related issues.
- What is Bullying?
- PACER’s Teens Against Bullying
- Bullying Advice
- WristBand.com – Bullying by the Numbers
- STOMP Out Bullying
- The Trevor Project
- GLSEN– Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network
- GSA Network
- LGBTQ Student Resources & Support
Anxiety, Depression, & More
- Teen’s Health
- GirlsHealth.gov– Dealing With Your Feelings
- Center for Young Women’s Health– Emotional Health
- Center for Young Men’s Health– Emotional Health
- One Love Foundation– Healthy & Unhealthy Relationships
- Riverside Area Rape Crisis Center
- Know The Signs– Suicide Prevention
- The Jason Foundation– Suicide Prevention
- Mental Health Help
- NAMI Mental Health Resources for African Americans
Get Help Now
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline– Call the Lifeline Anytime, 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255
- STOMP Out Bullying Helpchat Line– The STOMP Out Bullying™ HelpChat Line is a free and confidential online chat that helps youth ages 13-24 with issues around bullying and cyberbullying; as well as providing support to youths who may be at risk of suicide.
- LGBT National Youth Talkline– Call 888-843-4564 Monday thru Friday from 1pm to 9pm, pacific time/ (Monday thru Friday from 4pm to midnight, eastern time)
- TrevorLifeline– Need help? Call Anytime, 24/7 at 1-866-488-7386
- Operation SafeHouse- What’s Up SafeHouse App
- Riverside Area Rape Crisis Center 24/7 Hotline– 24/7 Hotline & Advocacy, Call anytime at 951.686.7273
- National Domestic Violence Hotline– Advocates are available 24/7 at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) in more than 200 languages. All calls are free and confidential.
- Crisis Textline– US and Canada: text 741741
- Riverside Community Connect Help Line– Call anytime, day or night at 951-686-4357
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The Survival Guide to Bullying: Written by a Teen
Written by: Aija Mayrock
Suggested Audiences: Grade 6 and older
Written by a teenager who was bullied throughout middle school and high school, this kid-friendly book offers a fresh and relatable perspective on bullying. Along the way, the author offers guidance as well as different strategies that helped her get through even the toughest of days.
The Survival Guide to Bullying covers everything from cyber bullying to how to deal with fear and how to create the life you dream of having. From inspiring “roems” (rap poems), survival tips, personal stories, and quick quizzes, this book will light the way to a brighter future. This updated edition also features new, never-before-seen content including a chapter about how to talk to parents, an epilogue, and an exclusive Q&A with the author.
More information can be found at Barnes & Noble.
Zero to Hero: From Bullied Kid to Warrior
Written by: Allen J. Lynch & Richard Ernsberger
Suggested Audiences: Grade 9 and older
This is the life story of Al Lynch in his own words — an American hero who is now one of only 72 living Medal of Honor recipients. This is the story of a happy boy growing up in Chicagoland’s South Side industrial neighborhoods. His early happiness was almost eradicated by several years of intense bullying, though he found ways to overcome that experience.
This is the story of an aimless young man whose prospects of following in his father’s foot-steps as a blue-collar tradesman were cut short by the Vietnam War and by his personal search for something greater than himself. This is the story of a man whose meandering military career, and his life up to that point, came into sharp focus when, in a deadly ﬁreﬁght in Vietnam, he rushed to rescue three wounded troopers in no man’s land. He was urged to leave the wounded and return to a safe position. But Lynch refused to retreat in order to stay with his troopers despite having every reason to believe he would die that afternoon. Because of these actions, he is a hero.
More information can be found at Pritzker Military Museum & Library.
Getting Past Childhood Bullying: How Adults Can Recover From Trauma That Began at School
Written by: Stacy J. Miller
Suggested Audiences: Grade 12 and older
“Bullying at school left scars on me. In time, I learned to face the childhood trauma, and so can you. The free fall that began when you were tormented by bullies can end. I learned through trial and error. My experiences can make your path easier.The memories of bullies at school are no longer yours to handle alone.
This book offers a 4-part program for healing and recovery. Using these strategies, you may be able to make peace with your past and move on. That’s what this book is about. Please follow the advice of your licensed mental health professional and members of your support network before embarking on this journey.”
More information can be found on Amazon.