Local Organization Fights Back Against Bullying

Wear it Well, Inc. holds an event in schools in an effort to stop the bullying crisis.

Posted: May 21, 2019 12:28 PM
Updated: May 21, 2019 12:28 PM

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bullying is a problem in schools everywhere... one local group works on their school's prevention of the crisis... w-t-v-a's kayla thompson tells us how the organization "wear it well" fights back against bullying... " i held a knife up to my throat and i told her that i didn't want to take it anymore...i didn't want to handle it...i'm just sick of it". - student a junior high student in pontotoc talked to us about trying to commit suicide because of bullying. the school did not want us to reveal his identity. but he shared that story recently with his classmates after attending the "love the skin you're in" event. the group "wear it well" held the event, and the group's founder said this was a way to tackle bullying in schools. "we established a love the skin you're in program and that talks about bullying, suicide awareness, diversity inclusion and awareness. -kdh wear it well's founder katina davis holland knows all too well what bullying can do. her niece kaila committed suicide nearly four years ago. she was just 14. "it was totally unexpected at that time. cyber bullying and bullying was not a large thing at the surface at the time..and we actually didn't find out until months later some of the things that were going on." for this student in pontotoc, cyber bullying was something that almost took over his life. "at first i just let it happen. i stayed quiet because i didn't want to tell anyone and i didn't want to let anyone get involved." -student but during "love the skin you're in," he learned that he's not alone... another student, jazmiere coleman, said this event was a confidence booster and a reminder that create foundation is hosting their 23rd annual
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