Behavioral Health Alert – October 2022

Video: Standing Together to Prevent Bullying (US Department of Health and Human Services)

From the U.S. Surgeon General, Vice Admiral Vivek H. Murthy, MD, MBA, and the Department of Health and Human Services, we have a just-released video: Standing Together to Prevent Bullying.

In this poignant video, less than two minutes in length, Dr. Murthy speaks out about the prevalence and harmful consequences – to all involved: persons who bully, persons targeted, and witnesses – of bullying behavior.

To children being bullied, Dr. Murthy says. “You deserve to be treated kindly.” He goes on to advise talking with a trusted adult to seek help and relief. Dr. Murthy advises parents and caregivers to “check in on [their] children.”

“With love, support and attention, we can prevent bullying and can protect our children’s well-being.”