Remember that "It Gets Better". You owe it to yourself to call the Trevor Project
Since 2010, October is the National Bullying Prevention and Awareness month. The month is dedicated for communities to raise awareness for bullying prevention by outreach, activities, discussions, events, and education. Many people throughout the country believe bullying to be a "normal" activity among teens and our children, however, bullying has reached epidemic proportions with children taking their lives.
Through the action of taking bullying seriously, we can learn bullying is about power and can affect anyone. Bullying is not only a physical action, but can be emotional, verbal, and mental as well. Victims are usual not popular among other kids, often exhibit low self-esteem, and are socially isolated. Building self-esteem, friendships, and teaching our kids to intervene and not stand for bullies, are some of the best ways to prevent bullying.
STITCH offers anti-bullying workshops broken into sections from: parents, bullies, victims, school administration, teachers, and the community. Myths, stories, action plans, and preventative measures are all covered. We have partnered with the Gary Crisis Center and will be providing our workshops on a six week basis for a year; hopefully to be repeated thereafter.
The First Chapter of STITCH meets the second Wednesday of every month at the First Unitarian Church of Hobart in NW Indiana. If you are in the area, would like to come and ask questions; offer support to others, you are more than welcome to attend. STITCH is a educational group offering programs on a multitude of issues, but together we offer support and may discover solutions to the the problems we face. We have a wide variety of resources on the subject and may be contacted for any questions or inquiries. Stand Together In Tolerance Changing Humanity (STITCH) does not believe any person should be bullied or isolated and offer our direct support.