Ashley and Bailey become fast friends after finding a mutual love of a TV show, but their new friendship is tested when Ashley learns some girls at school are bullying Bailey.
Some people self-harm when they are depressed, and this can be one of the most obvious signs of mental illness. It is important to talk to your peer or a trusted adult if you observe this behavior. Self-harm does not mean someone is considering suicide, but it does signal that someone is a danger to his or herself.
Cyberbullying does not always lead to depression or thoughts of suicide, but it can be a trigger to an individual who is struggling with his or her self image.
In this scenario, Ashley got to choose whether she would confront her friends about their texts and tell an adult about Bailey's self-harm. It is crucial, even when it might be uncomfortable, to speak up when we feel that something is wrong.