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Mar 13, 2017

Believe it or not, bullying is currently considered a public health crisis in U.S. schools.  Research indicates bullying is destructive to a child’s well-being, and the impact can range from trouble sleeping to severe psychiatric problems.  However, the problems do not end with childhood.  One researcher and therapist says the impact can carry over into the lives of adults, and her research shows that adults who were bullied as children many times have health problems, struggle to trust and have low self-esteem. 

This week's guest is Dr. Ellen Walser deLara, the author of "Bullying Scars: The Impact on Adult Life and Relationships." She is also a family therapist and professor of social work at Syracuse University.    

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