Bullying is defined as an ongoing and deliberate misuse of power in relationships through repeated verbal, physical and/or social behaviour that intends to cause physical, social and/or psychological harm.
Why this conversation is important:
It is said that approximately ⅓ people will experience some form of bullying in their lifetime; in the home, in the community, in the classroom, in the workplace, online, and/or outside of these spaces.
Our goal today is to have a discussion with men who have experienced bullying either in childhood or adulthood so that we can bring light to those experiences and help those who have also gone through it by destigmatizing it and offering support.
In today’s conversation, we explore the following questions:
- What is your experience with bullying?
- How did your experiences with bullying impact your life beyond the initial experience(s)?
- Would you say you have healed from those experiences, and if so, what made that possible?
- What wisdom would you provide to someone who is navigating bullying (and/or what might you say to that former you?)
We remind you that this is a conversation in which individuals are sharing and answering these questions from their personal experiences. We invite you to explore this topic further if you wish to, and because of the sensitive nature of this topic, viewer discretion is advised.
If you or someone you know is experiencing bullying, tell someone you know and trust, contact your local crisis line, and/or visit the links below for support:
Today’s Host: Reno Johnston
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