A 12-Year-Old Films Her Death
Although the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Center for Health Statistics report that suicide is more prominent in the spring and summer months it still happens during the winter. In recent event’s a 12-year-old girl allegedly took to Facebook live where she showed herself tying a noose to a tree and apologizing to several individuals before hanging herself resulting in her death.
The girl has been identified as Katelyn Nichole Davis of Polk County, Georgia. Davis ran an online diary during the last few weeks of her life, where she went by the name Dolly. The videos and diary entries have since then been removed. Her first post titled “Introduction,” which was her first post on “Diary of a Broken Doll” she spoke about not liking Christmas due to not being a positive or happy person because of things that happened in her life. This was posted December 21, 2016, at 10:58 p.m.
Her last entry was posted on December 27, 2016, at 11:28 p.m. She showed self-inflicted wounds and talked about it being a month since she had last cut herself. Davis wrote about cutting her shoulders, elbows, and thighs. She also wrote about being depressed and enjoying it as well as thoughts of suicide. That next diary entry would never come as she was found dead on December 30th.
In the 42 minute video, it shows Davis setting up the rope and apologizing to multiple people before saying goodbye as she kicked the bucket under her feet.
Suicide is an issue in today’s’ society and instead of sitting back and acting like it can’t happen to take the initiative to check on your loved ones. People often are afraid to speak up when they need help or don’t want to feel like a burden to the next person. You may not feel that you can help, but just being a listening ear to someone’s problem could be all the help they need. Suicide rates have gone up and especially for women.
Listed below are warning signs
- Visiting or calling people to say goodbye.
- Always talking or thinking about death.
- Losing interest in things one used to care about.
- Clinical depression: deep sadness, loss of interest, trouble sleeping and eating
Visit WebMD for the full list.
If you or anyone you know has been contemplating death don’t hesitate to call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
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My name is Miranda Brown. I am a proud Alumna of Tennessee State University class of 2016. I am from Franklin, TN a small town right outside of Nashville. I am very much so an introvert, but I do tend to sometimes come out of my shell as I'm known as the extra-dramatic friend. I love writing and blogging even more. My favorite quote is, "reality is wrong. dreams are real" - Tupac. I'm all about being positive and spreading good vibes.