Many anti-bullying campaigns link bullying to suicide. But should they? As part of WFUV's Strike a Chord Campaign on teen suicide prevention, Jeff Coltin finds out.
There must be dozens, or even hundreds of videos like it on Youtube. A teen gets bullied at school, goes home, get bullied online, and then, attempts suicide.
They are powerful, and most end with a message of hope: "you can stop bullying, you can prevent suicide."
Teachers have to be quick on their feet, but what do they do when tragedy strikes? As part of WFUV's Strike a Chord campaign on teen suicide prevention, we headed to one school that had to find out.
Last spring, a student at the High School for Math, Science and Engineering at City College in Manhattan died by suicide. Five months later, a group of sophomores, who asked to stay anonymous, said the tragedy doesn't come up much.
With the school year starting, Fordham Conversations looks at school bullying from an alternative perspective.
WFUV's Claudia Morell talks about school bullying and teen suicide with Loyola High School English and Philosophy teacher Christian Gregory and Fordham University Psychology Professor Doctor Peggy Andover.