School bullying victim: It can, will get better
A 14-year-old Haverstraw High School student says that while he has felt the pains of being the victim of bullying in school, he wants to let other victims know that life does get better, and that suicide is never the answer.
Charlie, who wished to keep his identity hidden, says that reports of high school students committing suicide after being bullied inspired him to come share his story, and he does acknowledge that bullying can feel like something that will never end. Charlie even admitted that he had considered suicide at one point, but because he had such a good support group in his family, he was able to conquer his fears.
"I knew it was going to end when I fought back," Charlie said. "So I fought back." Charlie says that he knows anyone can do what he did, but that he feels that the only true way to combat bullying is to provide more resources in the community to help victims before it's too late.