Wednesday, October 20, 2010

It Gets Better

Bullying is not okay.

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

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