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What Every Target of Workplace Bullying Needs to Know

Being Blamed

by Molly

My daughter had a huge fight with a girlfriend and told her "she was dead to her." That she didn't want anything do do with her because she was trying to control who she was talking to and who she could hang out with. Now granted not the nicest things to say to anyone, but the message she sent to my daughter were just as bad. She called her every name in the book, but the one I gave her.

Well after getting kicked out of school for giving a teacher the finger the girl continued to message my daughter. My daughter then told her she didn't ever want to talk to her again. The next day (Saturday) my daughter gets a call from the girl. She informs my daughter that she has just taken a bunch of pills. My daughter had her stepmom call 911, while she tries to find out what the girl has taken. Over the phone my daughter hears pop, and then nothing. She calls the girl's name out but gets no answer. She later finds out that the girl had used her father's gun to shoot herself in the head and that she had died. My daughter was heart broken and full of regret.

At first everyone was very supportive toward my daughter, but then the father of the girl was quoted in the local paper saying that her recent break-up pushed her over the edge. Then all eyes turned to my daughter and the fight they had. It got so bad at school that I had to move her back home with me with only 9 weeks left of school. Once she got here I thought it would stop, but now they just bully by sending her messages on her FB page. They tell her that she should have been the one to die, and call her names. Her life has become a living hell.

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by: Anonymous

I feel very sad for your circumstances and my heart goes out to you, your daughter and the rest of the family. It is not your daughter's fault that her friend committed suicide. She is just a convenient scapegoat.
Shut down her FB page and change school. She needs a fresh start.
Get help from a Social Worker or your Doctor for her. Just keep telling her that you love her and that she is special.
I wish you and your family all the best.

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