Victims of bullying were more than twice as likely as other kids to contemplate suicide and about 2.5 times as likely to try to kill themselves, according to a new study that quantifies the emotional effects of being teased, harassed, beaten up or otherwise harmed by one’s peers, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Children and teens who were taunted by cyberbullies were especially vulnerable -- they were about three times as likely than other kids to have suicidal thoughts, the study found.
The findings, published online Monday by the journal JAMA Pediatrics, puts the lie to the old adage about sticks and stones.
H/T: Daily Beast
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