In honor of National Bullying Prevention Month this month, The Cook Center for Human Connection and Wonder Media have released new, timely episodes of My Life is Worth Living™, the first animated series dedicated to teen mental health. The new story arc centers on Kyle, a character dealing with bullying online and in-person and unhealthy coping mechanisms but finds help in overcoming his mental health struggles. According to a 2020 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the rate of suicide among those aged 10 to 24 increased nearly 60% between 2007 and 2018. At the same time about 37% of young people between the ages of 12 and 17 have been bullied online. Young people who experience cyberbullying are at a greater risk than those who don’t for both self-harm and suicidal behaviors.

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