Abused and Bullied

by Kathryne
(New York, USA)

I was only 13. People at school were nice to me. Except one person. She would taunt me, say that I was worthless, scream in the hallways, "KATHRYNE CUTS, AND SHE HAS THE SCARS TO PROVE IT!!!" She sat at my lunch table and one day she did the worst thing that she could have possibly done to me, a thirteen-year-old girl who has done nothing to hurt her or anybody else for that matter. She stood up on the seat and yelled," KATHRYNE, GO KILL YOURSELF YOU ARE AN EMBARRASSMENT TO YOURSELF, YOUR FAMILY, AND THIS SCHOOL. I HIGHLY SUGGEST IT BECAUSE A LOT OF PEOPLE AGREE."

After that I didn't even bother taking the school bus, I just ran home as fast as I could. I made the biggest mistake of my life. I started to cut, drink, and smoke. Every puff, every drink, every cut I fell deeper and deeper into depression. I decided to run away because of the bullying, my parents always belting me, them getting into fights and belting each other. The first person I went to was my neighbor. I trusted her because whenever I was stuck having to choose sides, I would quietly slip out and run to my neighbor's house. She lived 4 houses down but my parents didn't care, they were too busy getting drunk and fighting to notice I was gone. My neighbor took me under her wing and raised me from age 13 to 21. I never saw my parents again, and the worst part was is that they didn't even call the police or search for me when I left. All I know is that house got a lot quieter when I left. I'm happy they never looked for me, they were HORRIBLE PEOPLE.

If you are being abused please tell someone!!! The worst thing you can do is keep quiet!!! Tell anyone you trust, get the law involved. Do something because you are the only person who can stop it. Only you can make it go away, make a difference!!! Don't be afraid. They can't hurt you when you're not there. They are just the cowardly picking on the strong.

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