Yesterday, I highlighted isolation as an issue facing teens that is examined by the Netflix drama series 13 Reasons Why. The fourth is another common experience I see teens deal with in my NYC therapy practice:
Bullying is talked about so much it has almost lost its meaning in overuse. Bullying, to me, means totally denouncing another’s personhood by either direct or indirect violence. Words and hands can both be violent. 13 Reasons Why helps viewers see the many forms bullying can take from cyberbullying to a denigrating list that circulates around school to gossip to shunning to traumatic ways dates can look.