A North Staffordshire woman has had the last laugh over vile bullies after a video of her singing went viral.
Beth Day, who lives in Cheadle, says she was very shy at school and has struggled with her mental health for years after becoming an ‘easy target’.
While at school the 24-year-old, who tried to take her own life twice last year, says she recorded herself singing and uploaded the videos to YouTube – only for the bullies to find them and make fun.
However, a video of her singing last year, reached more than 128,000 people on social media – and has helped build her self-confidence.
Beth, who is originally from Grimsby, says while at school she uploaded videos of her singing onto YouTube.
She said: “It wasn’t long until the people who bullied me in school found them.
“They laughed at me about this and would even play the videos and laugh when I was around.
“As I was already shy and not very confident this knocked me down even more.”
But Beth’s confidence grew after she was recorded singing ‘I Have Nothing’ by Whitney Houston in Grimsby, last year – and has since received an incredible response from online viewers.
She said: “I’m still shocked that my video has had so many views and lovely feedback.
“It was filmed last year at karaoke. I never thought it would get so many views.
“It has helped me to build my confidence up a bit more and it is something for me to be proud of.
“I suffer with mental health and had two attempts last year.
“It may sound silly but the feedback I’m getting is not only making me more confident but it is helping me with my mental health too.”
Beth has been offering advice to others who might be struggling with their mental health due to bullying.
She said: “For anyone getting bullied, please tell someone.
“Some people may tell you to ignore it – but it is easier said than done.
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