Show 140 Connecting Adult Bullying and Anxiety

This is the second episode about adult bullying. Adult bullying is performed by a person or a group of person using power to harm another person or people.

It is repetitive. It does not have to be only physical. There can be verbal, sexual structural, governmental bullying.

The effects of bullying can last long after the events have passed. It might be a contributing factor to an anxiety, panic or phobic disorder. This episode is focus specifically on adult bullying.

If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.

Resources Mentioned: interview with Nana Vistor about how mindfulness helped her heal her pain.

Forbes magazine article about Seniors In The Deep South And Rural Western States Prescribed Most Benzodiazepines And Opioids

US Food and Drug Administration warning about seniors taking benzodiazepines and opiate level drugs.

2013 Greater Good article on How Bullied Children Grow into Wounded Adults

Workplace Bullying Institute FAQ on Workplace and adult bullying questions.

Therapist Debi Levine wrote in a 2018 post Adults who Bully that there are five types of adult bullies.


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