It is easy to feel empathy for a victim of bullying. It is more difficult to see it from a perspective of the perpetrator.  However, a study conducted by National Survey of Children’s Health, discovered that over thirty percent of children who bully, have a mental health diagnosis. Certain mental health symptoms could present themselves that would result in these type of behaviors.  The study is careful not excuse bullying. It does however, lend support that it is helpful to understand bullying from all perspectives.  Mental health issues such as depression, often have symptoms such as aggression that go along with it. For more information click here