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Replied By: lindamw77 on Jul 16, 2016, 1:22PM - In reply to jenletn
I totally get what your talking about... it DOESN'T stop when your a kid and is more vicious as an adult; and it DOES HURT!!!!!!  It's hard to find people who understand the same pain and be a friend to them.  You have a friend in me.  You take care and know that everyone, I've learned is no better then the next; they just think they are.  Nobody has no more power then the other BUT they can use others with connections and money to gain that power BUT they can't do it alone, they're just the same as you and  me.  

Replied By: sherryford53 on Jan 30, 2016, 8:35AM - In reply to holanda
I had an identical experience to yours. I was bullied by several of my Classmates. I did finally get to go to a Votech school 45 miles away, when I had started my Junior year of high school. If this had not happened, I am not sure that I would have the life that I have now. It has taken me over 20 years and a lot of hell to be who I have become. Although it has been only with counselling and support that is getting me this far.  I am hopeful that you have been able to make peace with yourself in your life.
Replied By: caseybug on Jan 28, 2016, 12:42PM
I was bullied all throughout school and now I am having to watch my one year old son being bullied on a daily basis. I live with my in laws and they bring their grandchild over pretty much everyday. Their grandchild (Shelby) is four and he pushes and kicks and holds my son down all day everyday. I can't say anything to Shelby because every time I do my in laws get upset or mad at me. Telhey don't discipline Shelby at all and let him do whatever he wants. I feel helpless constantly because I can't do anything without upsetting them but I want to protect my son. I have held this all in to myself for so long that even if no one reads this, it feels good to get it off my chest finally. I wish I knew what I could do to turn this all around and keep my son safe
Replied By: pieceofme on Jan 24, 2016, 1:56PM
Bullying is such a personal topic for me!! So much so that I have started my own non profit anti-bullying photo campaign - Piece of Me Campaign


I was a victim of bullying in high school. I still have scars - physical and emotional - from it. I at one point felt like I wanted to end it all. It was such a dark, lonely place to be in, and I do not want anyone else (adults or kids) to ever feel like that again. My campaign is to stop bullying, but it is also to help empower individuals to embrace and create their own labels rather than be held down by what society says they are or should be. It is to help end hate and teach people that everyone is different and that's ok. That is the way it is supposed to be!

I want no one to feel like they are alone! I am here to help and advocate. 
Replied By: lucyjasper on Jan 9, 2016, 12:09AM
Hey I'm 19 and I was born with a seizure disorder. I am now 5 years seizure free, but in middle school it was bad. I had a seizure everyday. I got bullied up and down by everyone every day. I was called everything from seizure girl, to shaky, faker, etc. It ruined me, and today I have trouble opening up, communicating, making friends.. I have like no friends. I have people who say they are my friend, but when I want to talk or hang out they don't want to or something. Point is I have no friends and it kinda bothers me my mom would be like why don't u go out be a normal teen ? Well I'm not normal, I don't go out I don't party ive never been to a party I've never had drugs I've never drang I've never had sex I'm a good girl and I get made fun of that too people say I'm too innocent I don't know anything people be talking "slang" like sex slang or drug slang or whatever and I would just sit there like what?? I don't know what is going on..  And people make fun of me for that. In 6th grade I used to chew pencil gribbers I guess I had a "phase" and people to this day still call me gross weird girl, etc I was bullied before my epilepsy got worse. I've been bullied my entire life. I guess I just want some REAL friends I guess I am weird I don't know how to talk to people sometimes I'll meet someone I'll try to be friends with and it always ends up they using me or "temporally" friends like I don't get it why can't I communicate?
Replied By: ginger_bread on Oct 26, 2015, 1:18PM
does anyone remember the episode where the husband acuses wife of molesting her son? husband fails lie detector someone has to remember this guy was so obvious , he lied about going to medical school, a millionair, he sat there and made his wife out to be the biggest liar because she did lie to him about being a phone sex operator, he lived with their neighbors & even slept between the husband & wife said he had cancer, omg this is one time i wish i was in the audiance after the show i would love to beat him up!  he told so many lies i cant rem all of them..please help if u can.
Replied By: annetter322 on Oct 20, 2015, 10:10PM
Dr. Phil, I had sent an email to you several times. We really need your help. My sister has been abused for years by the state of texas. They have been pumping drugs into her system for years. It started with them giving her meds for epilepsy, my sister had never suffered from this epileptic decease. They kept pumping her with so many drugs she has spent more than thirty years fighting to get off of them and they wouldn't stop. She has a dr. Now that is kind of helping her, but she's been taken to emergency twice hanging on by a thread. To night they took her in again. They have her in ICU. We need your help.
My sister has been a very loving caring person since I was an infant and before. She married the man that did this to her. Though we don't want to say anything anymore because of her son. He feels bad when we bring it up, (Rightly so, after all it was his father). But I am a witness of how her former husband and his family treated her before all this happened to her. Please help my sister, she needs some to fight for her that knows how to go against all these doctors and medical people that have been beating her up.
Dr. Phil, you are our only hope, please don't ignore this email. I hope we don't have to write and let you know she is Goin on our next email. I beg for your help. My sister lives with mom and dad, and my Handycam brother. My parents are in their nities and they can't do anything anymore. We have more pictures but I can't up load them. Don't know how, if you need them.
Help my sister "ome back to life, help her gain her fredom, P,EASE!!!

Anette Howes
Replied By: holanda on Oct 20, 2015, 6:46PM
I was bullied for the majority of my schoo years. It was on and off in some ways. I grew up in a very small community and had no option to change schools. I shudder to think what I would have suffered if social media was available in the 80's. My suggestion is to explore the bullies themselves. Why do they bully?  What is dis functional in their lives to cause them to bully. Maybe they need therapy too?  Most of my bullies apologized to me later in life. I was quiet and chubby, an easy target. Then all off a sudden I developed overnight into a pretty girl, and the bullying changed. The girls wanted me to pay for that and the bo started to bully me in a sexual nature. However, I managed to have some fun high school days which I remember fondly. A show focusing on bullies and making them accountable for their actions and some therapy. Thanks for listening to my story. Anissa Holand.
Replied By: mosquito9 on Oct 11, 2015, 7:57AM
In the 1960's,bullying was 98% of the time ignored by teachers and parents,and the bullies' targets were always shamed. I spent the majority of my childhood being bullied--the schools did NOTHING. After a particularly bad incident in a class in my 8th grade year,during which the teacher looked at me like I was the one with the problem, i just couldn't take it any more,and shouted at my tormenter to stop. Guess which one of us was sent to the school psychologist for "counselling"? This idiot then told me that my tormenter,a boy ,probably "liked" me,and that "boys always teased girls they like".
Needless to say,I've carried a great deal of anger over this for years,and also lost a significant amount of respect for those in the mental health field for a long time.
 Nowadays when I see the big hullabaloo over bullying in the media, I just can't help feeling resentment that nothing,Nothing was done to help my sisters and me.
I have nothing but admiration and respect for anybody who makes a stand against this problem.
Thank you for letting me share my thoughts.
Replied By: rebelinthemidd on Sep 3, 2015, 11:12AM
I must be crazy to question "science" of psychiatry or perhaps by chance I have many valid points about wrongs of psychiatry. If I'm crazy and Dr. Phil as a psychiatrist is in the business of helping crazy people why wont he help me? 

Truth is Psychiatry is a non science as it does not folow proper procedures, does not like to have any one question "findings" of psychiatry. In the past psychiatry has done numerous documented horendous wrongs but psychiatrist will claim that is in the past and they don't do those things any more. So psychiatrist avoid talking obout the past when the subject is wrongs done by them but want to talk all about past of the so called  "mentally ill". My cry for Dr. Phil to help me goes unanswered . Help me Dr. Phil!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lets discuss your your imaginary "science" behind psychiatry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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