It's National Bullying Prevention Month and Deanna Culver held a vigil at Harmony Cafe. She and about ten others made signs of support and encouragement all centered around the theme: Together hand-in-hand we can stop bullying.
Deanna and her family members have experienced the effects of bullying in the past.
"This is a very big issue and I'm hoping to one day have it stop. You know when I was growing up, it wasn't talked about," says Culver, "and it was happening, but now it's being talked about."
Melody Erickson agrees with Culver. "For the longest time, every day I felt not important. I realized how much people's words don't matter. Anyone can say anything to you and it's what you believe inside."
According to recent bullying statistics, 66% of youth say they've been teased at least once per month.