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In a recent study by the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, researchers found that a dose of exercise at least 4 times a week decreased suicidal ideation and attempt by almost a quarter in victims of teen bullying in the United States. Exercise is a healthy and easy way to possibly respond to those struggling with depression from teen bullying.

Teen bullying can lead to serious issues

A client that has been a victim of teen bullying is at risk of developing further issues, such as anxiety, depression, and many others, according to the US Department of Health and Human Services. There’s also a possibility that these issues will persist through adolescence into adulthood. Not only can this affect your child’s mental health, but oftentimes bullied adolescents have drops in academic performance including lack of interest, skipping class, and dropping out.

Warning signs of teen bullying

Since bullying can lead to such detrimental ramifications, it’s important for parents to keep an eye out for the warning signs. According to the OLWEUS Bullying Prevention Program, warning signs that your child is a victim of teen bullying include:

  • Unexplained cuts, bruises, or other injuries
  • Damaged or missing personal items
  • Loss of interest in school
  • Sudden avoidance of school or school activities
  • Change in sleeping patterns, frequent bad dreams
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

If your child is showing any of these signs, it’s important to seek out professional help as soon as possible.

blueFire can help your child

blueFire is a wilderness therapy program that helps struggling adolescents lead themselves back to a happier and healthier path. We help adolescents with issues, such as anxiety, school refusal, depression from teen bullying, and many more. blueFire can help your family heal and move through this difficult time.

For more information about blueFire Wilderness Therapy, please call 1(844)-413-1999.

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