The Office of the Surgeon General has released a new public service announcement video on the prevention of bullying, “Standing Together to Prevent Bullying.”
In the video, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy discusses the negative ways bullying can affect a young person’s mental health, including loneliness, depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts.
The Surgeon General urges young people who are bullied to reach out for assistance to a guidance counselor, teacher, sibling, or friend.
“With love, support, and attention, we can prevent bullying and protect our children’s well-being,” Dr. Murthy says.
Join OJJDP in observing National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, recognized each October to raise awareness about bullying and its effects, and to highlight prevention and intervention approaches for individuals, schools, and communities.
- Learn about OJJDP's Preventing Youth Hate Crimes & Identity-Based Bullying Initiative.
- Visit the OJJDP-supported StopBullying.gov.
- Follow OJJDP on Twitter and Facebook.