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. This presentation is appropriate for young children of all ages as well as for their caretakers, educators, mentors, and other related professionals.