1 in 5 Children Experience Something WORSE Than Parental Abuse

Posted on April 6, 2017

Contrary to popular belief that perceives abuse to be more serious than bullying itself, the effects of bullying are far worse and more severe. It has been found that those who were bullied will more likely suffer from mental health problems than who were maltreated. Maltreatment here can be defined as abuse – be it physical, emotional or sexual, or severe maladaptive parenting.

Both bullying and maltreatment increase the risk of mental health problems. However, many of us may perceive bullying to be an inevitable and unavoidable part of childhood. Because the effects of bullying are so insidious and may even be underestimated, there is a lack of attention given to it. The need to spread awareness of the impact of bullying on our mental health is thus important for the various institutions and agencies to work together to reduce bullying and its adverse effects.

With that being said, even though the effects of bullying are insidious, they are always lurking in the shadows of our minds, threatening to devour our happiness. Society has to be more aware of the detrimental effects of bullying and stand up against it.


Category(s):Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Bullying, Mental Health in Asia

Source material from Psyblog


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