Standing up to Bullies: One Woman VS. 300 Neo-Nazis

Inspirational Power: “If one person can do it – anyone can.”  This one-woman protest against 300 uniformed neo-Nazis has become a symbol of defiance against Sweden’s right wing. “Hell no, they can’t march here!” said Tess Asplund, whose photo has gone viral. [Source – AJ+ is a global news community for the connected generation. They highlightContinue reading “Standing up to Bullies: One Woman VS. 300 Neo-Nazis”

20 Girls in Their 20s Open Up About How They Were Bullied — And How They Overcame It

For many of us, it’s the silence of being friendless and alone that causes us pain. That silence can be just as loud as a group of kids teasing you in the cafeteria. Getting attention for the wrong thing can be just as horrible as being left out. However you are bullied, actively or passively,Continue reading “20 Girls in Their 20s Open Up About How They Were Bullied — And How They Overcame It”

How Childhood Trauma Could Be Mistaken for ADHD

Some experts say the normal effects of severe adversity may be misdiagnosed as ADHD. Inattentive, hyperactive, and impulsive behavior may mirror the effects of adversity, and many doctors don’t know how—or don’t have time—to tell the difference. When speaking to traumatized children inappropriately diagnosed with ADHD, Dr. Heather Forkey, a pediatrician at University of Massachusetts MemorialContinue reading “How Childhood Trauma Could Be Mistaken for ADHD”

Lifelong Impacts of Childhood Trauma

Big Think and the Mental Health Channel are proud to launch Big Thinkers on Mental Health, a new series dedicated to open discussion of anxiety, depression, and the many other psychological disorders that affect millions worldwide. The Adverse Childhood Study found that survivors of childhood trauma are up to 5000% more likely to attempt suicide,Continue reading “Lifelong Impacts of Childhood Trauma”

Handling Bullies: 3 Nevers

This 1987 commercial with the tag line “Never let them see you sweat” is cool advice in general – but especially when dealing with a bully. Below is the original commercial and here’s how you can change the words to make it fit bullying: