What to Do If You’re a Victim
If you find yourself the victim of an adult bully, there are a few options to handle the situation.
Eye contact can significantly deter a bully, as they tend to have less empathy when they can’t see your eyes or face. In addition, looking them in the eye sends the message that you won’t cower to them.
If you have a bully in the workplace, put as much distance as possible between yourself and the other person. Talk to your employer and let them know your concerns; ask for the option of moving your desk or even switching offices if that is a possibility.
Document, document, document. Keep a log of every interaction and offense. Take screenshots of harassing texts and copies of inappropriate emails and save voicemails. You may need these if you reach a point filing a complaint or a police report.
If someone you have regular contact with is purposefully hurting you regularly, consider distancing yourself or cutting ties if possible. Your mental health comes first, and there’s no shame in walking away from a toxic relationship.
If you’ve been a victim of bullying and are experiencing mental health symptoms, call Serene Health at 844-737-3638 or visit us at www.serenehealth.com to schedule an appointment.
We have appointments available seven days a week through our Telehealth platform, so you can speak to a therapist from wherever you choose.