Bullying is traumatic. It can leave a victim with life long mental health problems.
There is no doubt that women are finally no longer tolerating harassment and demanding action. That’s the good news. The bad news is all this news is re-traumatizing people who …
We need to stop the cynicism about bullying. Cynicism makes us distrust people but worse, it causes us to assume that they won’t change or can’t change. It’s a fatalist view.
Bullying plays havoc with our self-esteem, with our sense of worth AND it can cause trauma, which can rewire the brain’s fear circuitry. If you have been bullied and have been emotionally traumatized by it, it isnt’ enough to get the bullying to stop, you also need to do some work to repair the damage that the bullying did to your thinking process.