October is National Bullying Prevention Month

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Bullying can affect everyone – those who are bullied, those who bully, and those who witness bullying. Bullying is linked to many negative outcomes including impacts on mental health, substance use, and suicide. The good news is that bullying is preventable. Find out more: go.usa.gov/xQ3DJ

Youth Violence/Bullying

Homicide is the third leading cause of death for young people ages 10 to 24. Youth violence can be reduced and prevented. Effective interventions must be disseminated and adopted by local and state authorities, community-based organizations and private sector partners.

View Youth Violence Prevention Plan and Alabama Youth Violence Agencies/Organizations

The Center’s for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC’s) technical package, A Comprehensive Technical Package for the Prevention of Youth Violence and Associated Risk Behaviors, helps communities and states prioritize youth violence prevention strategies based on the best available evidence.

For additional information, visit http://www.alabamapublichealth.gov/injuryprevention/bullying.html