When people talk about standing up for themselves, it always sounds like it has to be this huge, dramatic moment where they proceed to say something super epic as they fight off a bully.
It's literally when one has to implode as they hit their limits which honestly just means it's actually too late.
It has been unhealthy all along.
What you should actually do is consistently speak up.
As long as you feel like you gotta say something, say it.
Even if a joke or seemingly harmless banter is thrown at you, joke back.
Keep spilling the beans.
Don't let it overcook.