Bully victims are between 2 to 9 times more likely to consider suicide. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people, resulting in about 4,400 deaths per year, according to the CDC. For every suicide among young people, there are at least 100 suicide attempts. Over 14 percent of high school students have considered suicide, and almost 7 percent have attempted it.
In 2018 The VA reported a total is 20.6 suicides every day. Of those, 16.8 were veterans and 3.8 were active-duty servicemembers, guardsmen and reservists, the report states. That amounts to 6,132 veterans and 1,387 servicemembers who died by suicide in one year.
Bullied and Bombed is a feature-length documentary about Dan Newberry, a veteran and survivor of suicide uncovering the hardships of families of lost ones.
This documentary will as the question; are we doing enough? Are we truly advocates for anti-bullying? Are we helping our veterans return home with healthy body and mind? Are we treating depression with the same urgency and care as something like influenza or cancer? This fight is not only for those who suffer. It is our duty as friends and neighbors to care for one another because it could easily happen to anyone of us.