Imagine the bully that made your life miserable. Now imagine that person (and others) tormenting you day and night.
That's what modern day bullying looks like. Using social media for a 24 hour onslaught of mean, hurtful and untrue accusations while hiding behind the anonymity of the internet. Texting, YouTube, Snap Chat, etc. are avenues never before available. And the cumulative effect is devastating.
The teen years are some of the most difficult anyway. Adding the pressure of cyber-bullying can make it intolerable for some. That's why we have the YouthLine. Teens able to speak with other teens confidentially without the worry of having the issues become an opportunity for betrayal.
If you know a teen in need of emotional support, have them call our YouthLine at 1 (877) 968-8491. We listen, we understand and we keep it to ourselves.
In 2009, the Oregon National Guard approached Lines for Life for assistance in creating a safety net for service members who are geographically dispersed. They described a deep need for “a friendly, open door not affiliated with the military” to help service members. Responding to this request, Lines for Life launched its Military Helpline in May 2010. The Military Helpline is staffed with veterans of the Iraq, Afghanistan and Vietnam wars. Lines for Life has also developed specialized training in suicide ideation as well as military culture for our civilian phone counselors, supervisors and families.
We provide around-the-clock, real-time counseling and crisis intervention for veterans of all eras, current service members and their families. Call 1-888-457-4838 24 hours a day or go to the website www.MilitaryHelpline.org
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