Re: Survey: Long-term effects of bullying -
October 24th 2009, 05:24 PM
Well personally, i think the bullying has affected me in more ways than i'd like to let on. I used to be very outgoing and confident, now i suffer with social anxiety - i can no longer look at people in the eyes, i blush and break out in sweats etc.
I also have OCD, depression and other such behavioural 'abnormalities'. A lot of these have yet to be diagnosed but i can FEEL the changes within myself so to say i am simply 'assuming' would be ridiculous as i know i have completely changed, gone to the opposite end of the spectrum so to speak
The bullying is rarer these days but due to the previous bullying and taunting in which i endured; i now have an unfathomable amount of paranoia which leads me to believe people are always laughing and talking about me. I guess this will pretty much effect me for the rest of my life until i am old enough and free enough to make my own independent choices in terms of medical care and mental health care.
& it's just like she's in another world.