I've been on both sides of the bully fence. I know how hard it is to feel different and be treated differently. I also regret the times that I treated others badly because of their differences.
When I was in my mid-twenties, I tried to find an out when I couldn't deal with an issue that was haunting me. Fortunately, I had the best friends and family imaginable. They supported me and helped me find the assistance that it took to get past that terrible, painful time - one of my friends even paid for a therapist. I'm living proof that it definitely does get better.
For anybody who doesn't have that built-in support system, there's The Trevor Lifeline: 866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386)
If you or a friend are in crisis, please call. Toll free, confidential and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. http://www.thetrevorproject.org/