This presentation focuses on long-term impact of bullying that is based on cultural/racial differences. Bullying continues to be a major problem in the United States today. Most people are starting to understand the fact that prolonged bullying can have significant long-term mental health impact that could last for years far beyond the school years. And when the bullying is based on cultural/racial differences, the impact could be even more devastating. When a person is bullied because of how he/she looks or how his/her name is spelled or pronounced, it can create major negative long-lasting impact for years to come. The purpose of this presentation is to describe a personal story that demonstrates how bullying based on cultural/racial differences can cause severe mental health issues for the victim, with a long-lasting impact that typically derails the victim from his/her normal developmental track. There are numerous individuals out there who have been lucky enough not to have committed suicide, but have had extremely difficult lives because of bullying based on cultural/racial differences. This presentation is appropriate for young children of all ages as well as for their caretakers, educators, mentors, and other related professionals.