Effects of Bullying

Bullying can affect everyone—those who are bullied, those who bully, and those who witness bullying. Bullying is linked to many negative outcomes including impacts on mental health, substance use, and suicide. It is important to talk to someone to determine whether bullying, or something else, is a concern.

Employee who are Bullied

Employees who are bullied can experience negative physical, work, and mental health issues. Employees who are bullied are more likely to experience:

  • Depression and anxiety, increased feelings of sadness and loneliness, changes in sleep and eating patterns, and loss of interest in activities they used to enjoy.
  • Health complaints
  • Decreased performance, engagement, and productivity.