Data show that youth who report frequently bullying others and those who report being frequently bullied are both at increased risk for suicide-related behavior. September is Suicide Awareness Month, and as part of the priority to lead conversation on suicide prevention, WellSpan Health is encouraging parents to remind their children to spread kindness instead of rumors in an effort to stop bullying and help prevent suicide.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, bullying is any unwanted, aggressive behavior, commonly seen among school-aged children, that results in a real or seeming imbalance of power.

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