Bullying and Chronic Illness

Bullying and chronic illness.


I have been wanting to address bullying for a while. In the past decade, I have experienced way more of it than the rest of my life combined. Not only have I experienced more bullying, but the bullies are much worse and the stakes are higher.

Every time I start writing on this topic, I stop. Part of the reason is that this is huge. There are so many ways that bullying and chronic illness go together. I am more vulnerable. I am an easier target. Dealing with health problems makes it so I don’t always have the exterior I need to deal with people that are ridiculous and immature. Being bullied can also dramatically impact our health. This is just a start from the side of the individual being bullied.

Chronic illness can also make the bully much worse. I imagine that is the case with the person that…

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