May 20, 2022
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Trigger warning: This video story contains a person’s experience with a suicide attempt, which may be triggering to survivors or to the family and/or friends of victims. If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts, please seek help. You can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24-hours a day at 1-800-273-8255 for assistance. 

After being bullied, this teen felt isolated and experienced bouts of depression to such an extent that she attempted to die by suicide. Telling her parents and leaning on others for support, she says, is one of the best things she did and recommends others do if they’re being bullied.

“I have to make the best of a really horrible experience and use it to drive me forward; I have to use it to make me want to succeed and have an amazing future.”

Check out this touching story of one survivor’s resilience and healing after the trauma of bullying.

(Documentary courtesy of Lightbeam)

Director: Jonathan Green

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