Onelife Fitness has partnered with the LRJ Foundation for Mental Health & Wellness Education during the month of September to bring you more information about the importance of mental wellness, anti-bullying education and suicide prevention.
Children and adolescents who are bullied are at increased risk for mental health problems, including depression, anxiety, headaches, and problems adjusting to school. Bullying also can cause long-term damage to self-esteem.
1 out of 4 kids is bullied or abused by another youth.
1 out of 5 admits to being a bully
5 signs that your child may be being bullied.
1. Changes in appetite. Increases in binge eating because they are fearful or not eating lunch at school.
2. Unexplained injuries.
3. Decline in grades, not wanting to go to school.
4. Loss of friends or avoidance of social activities.
5. Drastic behavioral changes: running away, self harm or talk suicide.
They may resist or even seem angry but talking to our children everyday about their day will help identify issues they are facing. Many children who are bullied are afraid to tell, open dialogue on a daily basis helps make it easier.
For more detailed information on how bullying can effect children and the relationship between bullying and mental health, please visit NO Bullying.
Visit lrjfoundation.com for more information about bringing our interactive programs to your school or community