A brave schoolgirl who quit school in order to protect her mental health has made a video encouraging others to properly value their happiness.
Evannah Pearson, from Kingskerswell in Devon, started having bad dreams and feeling “lost” due to the bullying she suffered at school.
The unfriendliness made her feel “absolutely miserable” and isolated.
Not content to continue being sad, the nine-year-old asked her mum if she could change schools and, when she did, found she fit in an awful lot better.
In a bid to celebrate her new found happiness and to encourage others to look after their mental health, Evannah has made a video about her story.
Since her mum Kara posted it on social media it has received hundreds of comments and likes from wellwishers.
Evannah tells her story through through a number of cards she has written on.
I started having bad dreams,” the first notice, propped on a curled up Evannah, explains.
“I needed a cuddle during the night.
“Mum said I’d be okay.
“I was feeling very lonely and isolated.”
Evannah then explains how she withdrew from her parents and began relying on dancing as an outlet.
It wasn’t enough for the young girl however, who became increasingly miserable during term time.
The situation came to an unfortunate head one day when Evannah was approached by a girl in the school bathrooms.
Kara told the Mail Online : “Evannah experienced an awful incident where the toilet was opened from the other side, to be confronted and confined in a small space with another girl.
This was the last straw for me and I begged her to go. Again, she wouldn’t because she was scared to make the move to another school in case all girls were the same
After attempting to fit in for a further two months Evannah was tipped over the edge by a miserable week.
She asked her mum to find her a new school, which Kara had done within a week.
Since leaving her old classmates behind Evannah has become much more confident and happy, and even helped out a girl who was having trouble with boys in the year above.
I didn’t leave school because I was scared,” Evannah continues in the video.
“I didn’t leave because I was sad.
“I didn’t leave because they said I was ugly.
“I didn’t leave because I’m worthless.
“I left because my mental health is worth more.”
Since moving schools Evannah has realised she is “strong”, “super honest” and “kinda funny”.
The video ends with her asking:”I’ll always be your friends. Would you be mine?”