Amanda Todd, 15 yrs of age, made a YouTube video in September telling her story and sharing her pain. After her suicide Thursday [October 11, 2012], YouTube removed it. Here it is.
From the seeded article...
Amanda apparently flashed someone who was communicating with her online. What seemed to be a harmless prank called attention to Amanda by an elusive individual who began threatening to distribute the pictures to everyone she knew, if she didn't post more revealing pictures. When she refused, he carried out his threat and the bullying began.
She was beaten up by classmates during an altercation that involved at least 50 students, against her. After the incident, those involved began posting on Facebook that Amanda should just kill herself. She became even more introverted and attempted to take her own life twice before by drinking household bleach and prescription anti-depressants.
Toward the end of the video, Amanda says that she's alone and she needs someone.
Whether you, your child, any child [or adult] or a loved one is being bullied or has been bullied, there are resources, there is hope, and you are not alone.
Feeling alone and desperate is one signal you might need help. Connect with people who can help you to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Connect with others who've been there.
Facebook Page: Say No to Bullies and Bullying
Private Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/nobulliesprivate/
Public Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NoMoreBullliesGroup/
Need help? In the U.S., call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.