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Bullied Youth Benefit from Physical Activity

Exercise is associated with protecting bullied youth from suicide.

Kids who are bullied experience an adverse impact on their behavior, educational pursuits, and risk for depression. Research has found that increased exercise is associated with decreased frequency of sadness, suicidal thoughts or attempts. Among bullied adolescents, those who exercised 4 or more times per week had a 23% lower chance of suicide or thoughts of it. 

PositiveTip: Encourage your schools to provide well-organized exercise programs to improved the mental health of students.