The little-known health effects of bullying.

Though bullying can happen at any age, it can be especially difficult for school-age children and teens. It can result in social and emotional distress, self-harm, and, in severe cases, even death.

Loneliness

Loneliness is more prevalent than many people realize and represents a major health issue, including a heightened risk for cardiovascular disease and chronic illnesses. Its effect on mortality was similar to “smoking 15 cigarettes a day.”