This story concerns a terrifying ritual that at one time or another becomes reality in the life of so many Canadian youngsters – bullying. It can go far past teasing and name-calling; it can come to feel like a death sentence. And that's how it felt for Wesley Oleksuk, the constant target of vicious bullying. The summer before his first year of high school, when this secret shame became too much to bear, Wesley turned to what he saw as his only way out: suicide. A noted psychologist elaborates on the all too pervasive, often overlooked and seriously harmful behaviour of bullying.