Fewer than 25 Percent of Teen Bullying Victims Get TreatmentFewer than 25 Percent of Teen Bullying Victims Get Treatment https://solsticertc.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/laura-dewilde-9ZRxF_QRK7Q-unsplash-scaled.jpg 2560 1707 The Solstice Team https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/8d6d3f485615781cc3d93f432c194e15?s=96&d=mm&r=g
According to a study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, less than a quarter of victims of teen bullying get the necessary help they need. This is alarming because almost a third of all adolescents are bullied at some point.
Teen bullying can lead to serious issues
Being the victim of or partaking in teen bullying has been linked to multiple, very serious issues. These issues include depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and many more. In a study conducted by the National Institutes of Health, researchers found that those that had been cyber-bullied had a much higher risk of developing depression.
Telltale signs that your teen is being bullied
Identifying when your child is the victim of teen bullying is extremely important. The earlier you can get your child treatment, the better the outcome will be. Knowing the common signs of bullying could save your child from a lifetime of depression or anxiety. According to the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, warning signs of bullying include:
- Sudden drop in school performance
- Belongings frequently missing
- Unexplained scrapes/bruises
- Becoming more withdrawn
- Lower self-esteem
- Frequently “sick” or scared to go to school
- Bullying others
- Substance abuse
If you believe your child is portraying any of these warning signs, it’s important to seek out help. Many programs and treatments exist in order to better the lives of those struggling with bullying.
Solstice RTC can help
Solstice RTC is a residential treatment center for struggling teen girls. We treat girls and assigned female at birth with issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, and many more. Through comprehensive therapy and a healing environment, we lead girls and assigned female at birth back onto a positive path with a brighter future.
For more information about how Solstice RTC deals with teen bullying, contact us today at (866) 278-3345.