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(p. 39) Bullying and Mental Health 

(p. 39) Bullying and Mental Health
(p. 39) Bullying and Mental Health

Amanda B. Nickerson

and Toni Orrange Torchia

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date: 25 October 2020

Involvement in bullying in childhood and adolescence can have a significant impact on immediate and long-term mental health for individuals involved. In this chapter, the effects of bullying on social-emotional functioning, physical health, relationships, and school functioning are reviewed with respect to perpetrators, targets, bully-victims, and bystanders. The relationship between suicidality and bullying is highlighted, as are risk and protective factors. Consideration is given to the impact of bullying in multiple environments, including schools, the community, and the workplace, demonstrating both contextual and temporal implications for involvement. The chapter concludes with suggestions for parents and teachers, medical and mental health providers, and policy makers to help inform assessment and intervention efforts at multiple levels.

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