Healthy U: Episode 77 – Tina Meier and the Megan Meier Foundation

Tina Meier

Host, Alan Eisenberg talks with Tina Meier, the mother of Megan Meier, who took her own life after being cyberbullied. On October 16, 2006, Tina Meier’s life took a devastating turn when her 13-year-old daughter, Megan Taylor Meier, took her own life after being cyberbullied by an adult neighbor posing… Continue reading

Healthy U: Episode 62 – The High Cost of Bullying Others with Kirk Smalley

Kirk Smalley

Host, Alan Eisenberg, talks with Stand for the Silent co-founder, Kirk Smalley about the high cost of bullying others and what he has learned talking to kids about bullying through his program. Alan and Kirk also discuss the need for empathy in our society and how shows like “13 Reasons Why” need… Continue reading

Depression: The Not So Silent Killer

Don’t be hiding in sorrow, Or clinging to the past ,With your beauty so precious, And the season so fast, No matter how cold the horizon appear, Or how far the first night, When I held you near, You gotta rise from these ashes, Like a bird of flame, Step out of the shadow, We’ve gotta go where we… Continue reading

Statement on the Death of James Hubley

City of Ottowa, Canada’s Councillor, Allen Hubley released a statement on the suicide of his son, Jamie. While he does not blame bullies for what happened to his son, it is certainly a part of his statement and clear that it did not help. As in many cases, depression plays… Continue reading

University suicide points to workplace bullying

Here’s an interesting story about workplace bullying. This happened close to home for me at the University of Virginia. It’s a sad story of a man with depression who, if the story is correct, committed suicide after dealing with agressive workplace bullying. The link to the article is below. I… Continue reading