Bullying is traumatic. People being bullied may experience mental health problems and require extra care.
Bullying hurts. It is a form of social ostracism and we humans experience social ostracism as physical pain. It is psychologically – very draining to deal with a bullying situation because they are REALLY hard to fix.
Victims may feel isolated. They may blame themselves. They may develop self esteem issues. The stress of the situation may cause physical problems. They may develop PTSD.
It is ok to seek help if you are experiencing any of these problems. It doesn’t make you weak. It just means someone is hurting you – and you are responding to that as anyone would.
The question is – what are you going to do about it. First – understand – this is mentally draining and traumatic. Your response to this – isn’t blown out of proportion. It’s ok to respond the way you are.
Second: Come up with a plan. Feel sorry for yourself – but come up with a plan to make this stop. You may be a victim, but you aren’t helpless. There are things you can do to get the bullying to stop. It won’t be easy to do. But it will be better than doing nothing.