10-Year-Old Commits Suicide After Being Bullied

A 10-year-old girl in Illinois committed suicide this week after being bullied for several years.

Stories about teens taking their lives because of bullying are tragically common.  While thankfully most bullied young people don’t take their own lives, it doesn’t mean they don’t suffer enormously. Every time we talk to girls about the biggest challenges they’re facing, bullying is their number one response. We need to make sure girls know how to respond to bullying and the adult allies they turn to don’t just assume bullying is something “all kids go through.” This December, GENaustin is offering workshops for adults on bullying. We also have online resources& offer workshops for girls at schools and community organizations. No child should ever feel like she has no one to turn to, or like suicide is the only option she has to escape being bullied.


Vanessa Wright