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Victims of bullying suffer from anxiety/depression

Bullies 29
Deepshikha Chhetri
Published Apr 06, 2021
Updated Oct 22, 2023

The victims of bullying at the workplace could suffer from extreme stress and anxiety. They do not enjoy coming to work and this results in a drop in productivity and performance levels. They will stop feeling a sense of belonging to the organization and there will be higher levels of sickness absenteeism observed. It can affect the mental health of a victim to a great extent and he/she could even resort to drug use.

There are various studies conducted which show a clear relation between workplace bullying and mental health. The bullies want to intimidate and belittle the victim and make him/her feel insecure about themselves and their work. The victim begins doubting his/her own abilities and they could slip into depression. This is why it is important to speak up at first because with time, the bullying only gets worse.