Safe2Tell™ In Action
Meghan Black knew she was doing the right thing when she told adults that a friend was washing down pills with alcohol. “I didn’t want to go to a friend’s funeral. So, I told on her. Then, everybody started turning against me,” said Megan, now a senior at Brush High School.
A gaggle of girls, who used to be her friends, shut her out. In the hallways, instead of greeting her warmly like they once had, they shot her stinging glances. Her cell phone rang constantly, but the callers always hung up.
Megan suffered alone for months, then finally told a school counselor that she was depressed and contemplating suicide because the bullying was so painful. The counselor linked Megan with Safe2Tell™, a program that provides students in all Colorado schools the ability to both prevent and report violence by making anonymous calls to 1-877-542-SAFE.
Megan eventually told her story to parents in Brush so they could rally behind the program. At first, she was nervous about speaking in public, but she soon found that the more she talked, the less she focused on her pain.
Now a spokeswoman for Safe2Tell™, Megan lets parents, school officials and donors know how the program saved her life. “When you are going through bullying, you lose a lot of friends. It’s a relief to have someone to call, someone who will listen. They’re going to help you solve your problems and make it stop.”