Is “Bullycide” a thing?

By Morgan Tarpley Smith

Apparently, some say that “bullying” and “suicide” aren’t necessarily linked – and even though, yes, many cases of suicide occur for many different and multiple reasons I think suicides especially those linked to young adulthood are predominant because of a link between the two. But those are just my thoughts after I read an online article regarding them. Either way, it’s a sad and horrible matter. Here’s the article for you to check out.

“The death of a girl who died by what her parents call ‘bullycide’ is raising questions about whether suicide can be attributed to bullying. Ashawnty Davis, a 10-year-old student at Sunrise Elementary in Aurora, Colo., died Wednesday after spending two weeks on life support at Children’s Hospital Colorado because she had hanged herself in a closet in her home.

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