Today was an especially sad day for me, the news hit our staff and mods with sadness and honestly left us speechless. I was bullied too as a kid and it was awful, back when I was a teenager there was no internet, message boards or even community centers to get help. I got beat up and picked on constantly, I attempted suicide when I was 18, but I realized that whatever problems I had in my life suicide was a permanent solution to a temporary problem and would honestly hurt the ones around me more. In this day and age you have many places you can turn to for help. I want to be a part and say: "It does get better!"
This information age I do see a new light and help is available. If you are under 18 check out http://www.emptyclosets.com.
The Trevor Project at 866 4U TREVOR. It's a 24-hour, national help line for gay and questioning teens. You can learn more about The Trevor Project at their website: http://www.thetrevorproject.org.
Angels and Doves is a nationwide anti-bullying non profit organization.
Their website is http://www.AngelsandDoves.com
The National Center for Bullying Prevention is helping to promote awareness
and teach effective ways to respond to bullying. You can learn more about
them at their website: http://www.Pacer.org/bullying
The Matthew Shepard Foundation runs Matthew's Place, an online community and resource center for LGBTQ youth. The website is http://www.matthewsplace.com
If you are thinking about suicide please tell someone. You can also call the suicide prevention life line at 1-800-273-8255.
Hang in there things will get better.