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Activist and author Dan Savage started the movement when he and his partner wanted to help LGBT teens being bullied at school. Everyone from President Barack Obama to Joe Jonas and Kesha have made videos, speaking about their struggles with not always fitting in and how things really did get better for them. The inspirational videos will remind you that you aren't alone.
It was started in 2009 by college students Lauren Parsekian and Molly Thompson, who were both affected by bullying from other girls. They created a documentary and non-profit org to stop what they call "girl on girl crime." Join the online forum, where you can share your personal story, apologize to someone you might have hurt, and pledge to end female bullying.
PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center actively leads social change to stop bullying. Providing free resources, activities, lesson plans and toolkits for all levels of schools, as well as for the community, to address issues related to bullying and bullying prevention. PACER offers innovative and engaging websites for students, information for parents, classroom resources for educators, and ideas to inspire individuals to take action. PACER started National Bullying Prevention Month, held in October, and its signature event, Unity Day.
Bullying can potentially be a prominent risk factor for substance abuse and mental health issues in students, if not addressed properly. Ridgefield Recovery Village has created a Bullying & Substance Abuse guide, addressing the intersection of the two topics, as well as treatment centers in Washington.
If there are organizations that have helped you, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can add them here!
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