Social distancing is now the norm making it the perfect time to do some research, especially if you or someone you know has been hazed.

School may be out for the rest of the year, but that doesn’t mean that hazing will magically disappear once classes get back to normal.

The more you know about it the better you can stop it from happening in the future. Education and knowledge is the key to prevention.

What is Hazing?

For those that don’t know, hazing, also known as the Rite of Passage has been around for decades, some say centuries. This senseless act puts pledges and potential club members in danger because of stupid and dangerous tasks that they are made to do in order to become a member.

Fraternities, sports clubs, community groups, and even sororities have been participating in the rite of passage for years with little to no regard of the dangerous consequences.

The Dangers of Hazing

According to the NMB Foundation hazing cause’s mental, physical, and emotional damage and in the case of Nolan M Burch, death. Death by hazing is still happening all over the planet, but especially in the United States.

Negative Consequences Include But are Not Limited to:

  • Insomnia and Other Sleep Problems
  • Trust and Relationship Issues
  • Lack of Self Esteem
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Self-Harm
  • Loss of Control
  • Poor Grades
  • Suicide
  • Withdrawal from Society

The negative effects can be long lasting and traumatic to both the victims and their families and friends. Sadly, the emotional, physical, and mental trauma can last long into adulthood undermining the person’s entire wellbeing.

Education and Knowledge is the Key

Hazing won’t go away on its own. It takes education. The MLB Foundation can help you and your organization through the power of knowledge. Call and talk to a team member from the MLB Foundation and find out more today.