Local mom, educator talks cyberbullying, suicide, She Mattered at Brookfield Library

   "She Mattered" on Thursday, December 6 at 7:00 p.m. at The Brookfield Library

"My Daughter, Alexa, took her life at 14 years of age.  SHE MATTERED."

Debra Berman, a mother, educator, and survivor of suicide loss, will present a program at The Brookfield Library, "She Mattered,” on Thursday, December 6.

Debra’s daughter, Alexa, was born in Russia, and at age three was adopted by the Bermans. She was a sweet, bright, creative, sensitive girl, with many interests--she passionately loved dancing, reading, music and had a love for animals. When she entered 8th grade, she was ostracized by several girls who had formerly been close friends and she became the subject of continuous cyberbullying.  Three days before her daughter was to start high school, she took her own life.

This tragic loss compelled Debra Berman to tell her story in order to raise awareness and educate others about the dangers of bullying and cyberbullying.  Her hope is that people receive her message that kindness, tolerance and inclusion matter, and most of all, that people realize that they have the power to change the outcome. 

This adult program is also open to students, grades 7 and up. Caregivers and all who work with children, especially teens are encouraged to attend.

For more information, She Mattered website


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