Mental Health Consequences to Bullying

New York City Health Department is taking a hard look at the consequences of bullying. What happens to kids who are bullied once the bullying stops?

The new study shows bullied teens are more likely to drink, smoke and abuse drugs, including prescription pain medication. Nearly half (46%) report symptoms of depression and 15% said they’ve attempted suicide.

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About the Author

Clayton Cranford
Clayton Cranford is a retired Sergeant from Orange County Sheriff's Department in California and owner of Total Safety Solutions LLC. Clayton is one of the nation’s leading law enforcement educators on social media, child safety, and behavioral threat assessments. Clayton is the author of the definitive book on cyber safety for families, “Parenting in the Digital World.” Clayton has more than 20 years of teaching experience and was awarded the 2015 National Bullying Prevention Award from the School Safety Advocacy Council, and the 2015 American Legion Medal of Merit. Clayton was a member of the County's Behavioral Threat Assessment Team, Crisis Negotiation Team, School Resource Officer program, and Juvenile Bureau.