Question #1) Were you bullied, teased, and/or physically, mentally and/or emotionally abused any time during 1st - 12th grade?
Question #2) If you were bullied, teased, and/or physically, mentally and/or emotionally abused any time during 1st - 12th grade, are you experiencing negative effects of it still today?
Question #3) Please elaborate on the extent of the damage done to you in as few sentences as possible.
It started in the 7th grade, I got bullied by my entire class (30 kids), even the teachers who thought I was in a cult(?!). They thought it was okay to bully me because I didn't dress like them, or listen to the same music, and because I had my own opinion. "Why can't you just be normal?" I heard this question a million times, and started to believe there was something wrong with me. It resulted in major depression, anxiety, self-abuse and anorexia. I'm 16 now and I'm still fighting it, but it's getting better day by day.
I think people understand things different when they get older. It’s not a question of getting soft, or seeing things in the gray areas instead of black and white. I really believe I’m just understanding things different. Better.