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Bullied to Death

The headlines are filled with tragic stories of young people taking their own lives after being tormented over their sexuality. Dr. Phil and his panel of experts examine this disturbing trend.

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Charles adds his thoughts. "We all need to be lifeguards for each other, and learn the warning the signs of suicide, and how to help somebody who's suicidal, and to be somebody who can refer youth to the appropriate resources," he says.
 
"I want to be very clear: I don't think we just need to punish these bullies; I think these bullies need counsel. I think they need help," Dr. Phil says. "We know that bullies tend to come from homes where there's been a lot of control, a lot of dominance, poor modeling."
 
Parry's program Don't Stand By, Stand Up, encourages teens not to be bystanders if they see someone being bullied. "I want all the young people out there to take a stand on this one, saying, ‘When I see it, I'm going to stop it, and never again,'" she says.
 
If a friend or loved one is talking about or planning to take his or her life, reach out for help now. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273-TALK (8255).
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