Beaumont offers new support group for adult survivors of bullying

Saturdays, 10-11:30 a.m.

Beaumont Hospital

South Tower, 9th floor

Ortho Classroom

3601 W. Thirteen Mile Road (west of Woodward Avenue)

Royal Oak

No charge. Registration is required by 4:30 p.m. Fridays. Call 248-898-7080 to register.

Being bullied as a child can cause lifelong scars. Adults who experienced bullying during their youth continue to deal with the pain and may benefit from a safe place to talk about concerns that have bothered them for years.

A new support group at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, the "NoBLE Support Group for Adult Survivors of Bullying," provides a safe environment and open forum to discuss and heal the scars of being bullied. The group meets on Saturdays, from 10-11:30 a.m. at Beaumont Hospital, 3601 W. Thirteen Mile Road, Royal Oak in the South Tower, 9th floor, Ortho Classroom.

"This year we created the state's first hospital-based anti-bullying program to help young people address the pressures of bullying behavior and deal with their fears and concerns," says Marlene Seltzer, M.D., medical director of the NoBLE anti-bullying program at Beaumont Children's Hospital. "Now, we want to extend our reach to those survivors of bullying who would benefit from a forum to discuss, address and move beyond feelings that have bothered them for years."

There is no charge to participate, but donations will be accepted to support the work of Beaumont's NoBLE program. Registration is required by Fridays at 4:30 p.m., prior to each meeting.

The NoBLE anti-bullying program is part of Beaumont Children's Hospital. Beaumont Children's Hospital provides comprehensive services for children from specialized care for premature babies through an entire range of pediatric subspecialty services. Beaumont's Pediatric services include immunizations and well child care, allergy testing, surgery, treatment for children with learning disabilities, heart disease, blood disorders, cancer, gastrointestinal disorders, asthma, diabetes, genetic disorders, infections and emergency care. Beaumont is an associate member of the National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions and the only Children's Miracle Network Hospitals affiliate in Southeast Michigan. Find out more about services of the Beaumont Children's Hospital on the Web at www.beaumontchildrenshospital.com.