Hate is not okay.
Neither is standing by and letting it happen.
Tell someone you trust. Or report it. Or tell me (720-ToFisch).
Fort Worth City Councilman Joel Burns tells a very personal, and very moving story. It happens to be about bullying and his sexuality, but it applies equally well to any kind of bullying, whether it be face-to-face or on the Internet. The heart of his message? It gets better.
Here are some helpful resources.
National Suicide Hotline: 1.800.273.8255
Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1.800.784.2433
Trevor (GLBT Youth): 1.888.488.7386
National Youth Crisis Helpline: 1.800.999.9999
National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline: 1.866.331.9474
Safe2Tell (Bullying): 1.877.542.7233
Comitis Crisis Center (Youth Shelter): 303.341.9160
Arapahoe Douglas Mental Health: 303.730.8858
Arapahoe House (Substance Abuse Counseling): 303.412.3701