“I just love being straight up ignored when ever I need you.”
It was the last thing she posted on her Facebook page. Then she went to her high school the next day and hung herself in the school bathroom.
That was last Friday.
Saturday, the day after this tragic suicide, I spoke at an event in the town where this occurred. Many of the youth workers knew kids from the school; they showed me this young lady’s Facebook page.
Some of the posts contained ‘text speak’ like “lawl sike” (basically saying, “just kidding”). But was she kidding?
A quote about pain from Rose Kennedy.
A rant to someone who hurt her.
Should we have seen the signs?
Should we take “lawl” a little more seriously?
Here’s just a handful of her most recent posts. I took screenshots to show you exactly the way she posted it:
And the most recent post on the page was from her sister:
Is there someone ‘unnoticed’ or ‘overlooked’ crying out in your community?