Karen, like her husband, does not fully understand her son's depression and patronises him slightly. Karen instinctively wants what is best for her son by telling him (albeit late) that he needs serious help.
Physical Appearance Edit
Karen Bayley has brown curly hair which is cow-licked to the left. She is quite small. She wears fairly loose, casual clothing.
After Bayley drinks eight bottles of dog hair dye in a suicide attempt, Karen and her husband reveal it is non-toxic. Karen says that Bayley should see someone professional to which Bayley sarcastically responds "you think so?", as it's been glaringly obvious that he needs help since Poussey's death ("Flaming Hot Cheetos, Literally").
- Baxter Bayley (son) - Karen cares for her son but also seems to gloss over most of the things he says concerning his depression.
- Bill Bayley (husband)