PONTOTOC, Miss. (WTVA) - Wear It Well, Inc. is working to stop the bullying crisis in schools.
The organization recently held an event at Pontotoc Junior High School.
"We established a 'love the skin you're in' program and that talks about bullying, suicide awareness, diversity inclusion and self-confidence," Katina Davis Holland said.
Holland is the founder and CEO of the organization, and she feels that bullying is a problem that must be hit head-on.
After her niece, Kaila, took her own life nearly four years ago to bullying, Holland knows exactly what can happen if someone reaches his or her breaking point.
Another Pontotoc Junior High School student recalled the moment he was ready to take his own life as well.
"I held a knife up to my throat and I told her that I didn't want to take it anymore," the student said. "I didn't want to handle it. I didn't want to do it anymore. I'm just sick of it."
Following the event, the student said he learned that he is not alone.
Wear It Well will hold a "Bullying Is Banned" event on Sept. 15 in Ballard Park in Tupelo.