‘It’s Our Job To Change the Narrative’—Mom Calls for Parents to Step up After 12-Year-Old Dies by Suicide at the Hands of Bullies

A Utah family is reeling this week after the sudden death of their 12-year-old son at the hands of bullies.

(Trigger Warning: Details of suicide below).

Drayke Hardman was found in his bedroom on February 10th after using his favorite hoodie to hang himself from his bunk bed.

In a now-viral Instagram post, which has been liked nearly 2.8 million times, Drayke’s mom Samie Hardman shared photos of her son at a local hospital following his suicide attempt. He died the next morning.

“This…. This is the result of bullying,” she captioned the photo last week. “My handsome boy was fighting a battle that not even I could save him [from]. It is real, it is silent and there is nothing absolutely nothing as a parent you can do to take this deep hurt away. There are no signs, only hurtful words of others that ultimately stole our Drayke from this cruel place.”

Bri Lamm
Bri Lamm
Bri Lamm is the Editor of foreverymom.com. An outgoing introvert with a heart that beats for adventure, she lives to serve the Lord, experience the world, and eat macaroni and cheese all while capturing life’s greatest moments on one of her favorite cameras. Follow her on Facebook.

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