Someone is Making Fun of Me Because of My Disability…
It’s always disheartening to get bullied, especially in today’s day and age. Now with phones and the internet more prominent than ever before, it’s easier for people to reach you. However, there’s something particularly heartbreaking about being bullied for a disability. What can you do about it? Where do you turn? Who should you tell?
As upsetting as it can be, there are definitely places you can go. There are actions you can take. You don’t need to be ashamed of who you are or what you’re going through.
Speak with Your Parents
Your parents will always be there to love and support you. If you’re experiencing bullying or someone making fun of you, go to your parents. Of course, you can always turn to whoever you’re comfortable speaking to in your family. Sometimes it isn’t your parents that will help you.
Whoever it is, they will provide you with some advice on how to best handle the situation. After all, they know you best. In any case, you shouldn’t keep an experience like this to yourself. Someone in your family is easily one of the best people you can go to in times like this.
Speak with a Counsellor
Schools often have counsellors available on campus or at your school. They’re there to listen to you and help you through the harder times of your life. It can be shameful to bring this to your family or friends. It can feel embarrassing to bring it to anyone, regardless of who’s insulting you or why.
Counsellors will listen to your problems without judgement and give you some solid solutions. They may call your bullies in for a bit of conflict resolution or show you how to resolve the problem yourself.
Whichever stage of life you’re in, you’ll probably run into someone who says something nasty to you. Sometimes, it’s best to just ignore them. Don’t let them get to you or show them that their words have an impact on you. Oftentimes, bullies refrain from bullying when they realize their actions don’t have the impact they want.
Remember It’s Not Your Fault
One of the best things you can do for yourself is not let someone’s hurtful words convince you that you’re inferior. You’re a person worthy of respect and love. If a bully’s words convince you otherwise, take a step back and realize that their insults say more about them than you.
Don’t ever let someone take away your self-worth. Your disabilities don’t define you and you make a lot of people’s worlds much brighter just by being in it!
It’s important to remember that people care about you, even if it doesn’t feel like it during times like this. Your family, friends, and community are there to help you. If you ever feel overwhelmed or unsafe, bring up your concerns to someone. It won’t help you to go through this alone, and there’s no reason you should. Remember that it’s not your fault and you deserve respect.