NELSON COUNTY, Ky. (WDRB) – A Nelson County woman was bullied to the purpose of suicide two years in the past. Now her household and buddies are doing what they will to maintain this from occurring to anybody else.
“In 2014 she (Reagan) was a seventh grader at Bardstown Center Faculty and had began experiencing bullying from a gaggle of women,” stated Reagan’s mother, Melanie Hack.
Reagan Carter skilled that bullying for months earlier than it turned an excessive amount of. Reagan overdosed on prescription cough drugs.
“That made her coronary heart cease. So we misplaced Reagan on December 23, 2014,” Hack stated.
Whereas the ache continues to be very actual, Reagan’s household and pals are sharing her story and elevating consciousness concerning the results of bullying.
“The bullying that our youngsters face in right now’s world is totally totally different than what we went by means of rising up. Now it is nonstop due to social media and it goes viral,” Hack stated.
With the assistance of Nelson County Rocks, they’re sharing highly effective and galvanizing messages to put across the county.
One in every of Reagan’s pals, who additionally skilled bullying, shared how useful it may be to open up and speak with an grownup.
“I really feel like whenever you do speak to them that it’ll get higher and that it’ll assist tremendously as a result of you possibly can’t simply construct up all of your feelings inside you,” Cayenne Boone stated.
And vice versa — Reagan’s mother stated mother and father additionally have to open up that line of communication much more.
“Reagan by no means as soon as talked about to us that she had any ideas about hurting herself or feeling that hopeless. Was she upset about it? Sure. Nevertheless it was one thing we by no means thought would have occurred in one million years,” Hack stated.
However most significantly — she needs youngsters who’re bullied, to above all, take this message to coronary heart:
“Please know that there is assist on the market. You matter to someone — and I want at that second in time Reagan would have realized how a lot individuals’s lives can be empty with out her,” Hack stated.
When you or somebody you realize is considering suicide, contact the disaster line at (502) 589-8070 or (502) 589-4313.
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