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What would you say to someone being bullied?

Emma_Emma_ 🥦🌻🌿Vibing with plants and vegan food Posts: 323 Community Manager
edited November 3 in Positivity Corner
Hope you're all having a good start to this cold November ❄

Anti Bullying Week kicks off for The Mix next week with our 2 week campaign from 8th - 19th November. We know bullying is a super important topic for many of you so we're keen to create content to cover this.

Saturday 13th November marks World Kindness Day so we thought it would be a good idea to merge the two.

It would be really lovely to share some messages of kindness for those who are currently experiencing bullying. Drop your messages down below 🌈

Bullying is a really hard thing to go through, so just hearing words of kindness and hope can go a long way. You guys are always giving such amazing support to each other so we thought you'd be perfect for this!

We will be sharing these comments anonymously on our social media so please do let us know if you'd rather we don't share your comment there :)

Reply below if you have any questions!
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Comments

  • BrookeeBrookee Posts: 270 The Mix Regular
    Bullying can be very debilitating and so distressing. It’s important to know that even though it can feel like you’re the loneliest person in the world, you’re not. It might not always be a comforting thing to hear, but sometimes it’s all we need to help us draw strength from in the hardest of times . The way someone else treats you is not in anyway a reflection on you, it’s a reflection on them. Be gentle with yourself, you are doing amazingly! You can get through this, look at how far you’ve already come! You are so much stronger than you give yourself credit, and although it doesn’t feel like this right now, it isn’t always going to be like this. Take pride in the amazing qualities and strengths you possess because they are worth their weight in gold. Be kind and gentle with yourself and never feel ashamed or embarrassed to ask for help, you and your mental health are more important than anything else <3
    Lauren223La_La
  • AifeAife LondonPosts: 2,438 Community Manager
    edited November 8
    This is a lovely thread and think this would be great to share messages of hope to anyone being bullied <3

    Here's my message:
    What's happening is not your fault, no one deserves to be bullied. Remember that you're not alone in what you're going through, there's lots of supportive and kind people who can help you through this. <3
    Maybe somethings don't get better, but we do. We get stronger. We learn to live with our situations as messy and ugly as they are. We fix what we can and we adapt to what we can't. Maybe some of us will never fully be okay, but at least we're here. We're still trying. We're doing the best we can. That's worth celebrating too ❤
    Lauren223La_LaBrookee
  • Lauren223Lauren223 Posts: 69 Boards Initiate
    A really kind thread, bullying can be such a distressing experience for so many people, so it's really lovely to read these positive and warming messages <3

    My message:
    You are not to blame, you are not responsible for anyone other than yourself. You do not deserve to be treated this way. You deserve love and warmth, and there are people who can, and will provide you with that and support you through this <3
    La_LaBrookee
  • RileyRiley Posts: 852 Super Moderator
    I think every response in this thread has been so lovely and kind-hearted I just want to reiterate them. You are not to blame for how you're getting bullied and you don't deserve to be treated this way. Whoever might be reading this right now in the future I truly hope things get better for you as soon as possible. <3
    Brookee
  • La_LaLa_La PLANET MARSPosts: 94 Budding Regular
    This thread is great. I think these messages will be a great way to help support those who are being bullied. I honestly think its such a tough experience to go through. I hope my message is helpful.

    My message:
    Please remember that you are loved, you are valid and that you deserve better. It's not your fault that you are being bullied, and the way they treat you is a reflection of themselves; so please remember that their behaviors are not your responsibility. Please reach out for help when the times get tough. I wish you all the best and hope that things will get better soon. The scars from bullying can hurt greatly, so please be kind to yourself with the healing process. You are worthy.
    ~ Dreamer ~
    Brookeelovemimoon
  • coc0maccoc0mac Posts: 999 Part of The Mix Family
    Beautiful thread idea :heart: My message:

    "You are so, so loved. Nobody ever deserves to be bullied - you have done absolutely nothing wrong. You deserve to feel loved, safe and supported, always. And I really believe that, no matter how tough times may feel, things can and do get better. At The Mix, there is always somebody right here to listen and support you. I'm proud of you :heart:"
    La_La
  • Laura_tigger82Laura_tigger82 Posts: 190 Trailblazer
    Bullying does not indicate a 'deficit' within you. I have been here too. Sometimes people can just be cruel. Usually, it indicates they are also experiencing a difficult time. However, you are better than that because you realise that bringing others down is not the way to make yourself feel better. Keep holding on and soon it will get better. Just make sure you are looking after yourself and reach out to others, we understand this is a difficult time and we are here for you. You don't deserve what you are experiencing <3
  • ellie2000ellie2000 Posts: 1,839 Extreme Poster
    Bullies r cowards, they haven't got something tht u've got. I fought back on fb telling the ppl who raped me how I felt and then the police got involved. The I started talking to their partner about wat they had done. First dm was I was so frustrated tht I threatened to burn their house down while their were asleep.
    a dramatherapist I had brought up demons and I realise now she a narcissist, I still see the person tht arranged the therapist in the first place, now I'm having continuous therapy 😫
  • zaynab_5zaynab_5 Recovering🥀 LondonPosts: 1,935 Extreme Poster
    edited November 11
    Remember that this is not your fault, and don't blame yourself. No one deserves to be treated this way. This isn't right or fair. It's messed up. You deserve to be treated with kindness and respect. Don't disempower yourself and don't let the bullying dictate who you are. It’s not you, it’s them. You are you, and you are amazing. Your battle is important, and you’re fighting to stay strong. Don’t let them take that away from you. You are not weak, the bully is the one who's weak because they need to pick on people to feel good. It’s not cool, not cool at all. You are worthy, important, and unique, and you are in control and things will get better, even though it's difficult now. There is a light at the end of the tunnel. We are here for you, we care about you, and we are here to help you get through this tough situation. If you’re being bullied and feeling sad/angry/depressed, one of the bravest things you can do is reach out for support. It's a great recommendation to tell a trusted adult about this and you can offer to go with them when they report it.
  • Emma_Emma_ 🥦🌻🌿 Vibing with plants and vegan food Posts: 323 Community Manager
    These messages are beautiful, and I'm sure will help so many.
    Thank you all so much for sharing <3
  • Eleasha27Eleasha27 Posts: 5 Confirmed not a robot
    This thread is so lovely to read. No one deserves to be bullied and if you’re experiencing this, just remember you’re not alone and there are so many people within this community who are here for you. Things will get better <3
  • Laura_tigger82Laura_tigger82 Posts: 190 Trailblazer
    What a supportive and friendly community we have! :3
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