Jess Brown, the 27-year-old mother of Lilly-Jo, shared photos of her 10-year-old daughter in the hospital after she tried to commit suicide over bullying for her weight.
The mother revealed that she had been battling to make Lilly-Jo go to school every morning for a long time. Concerned, she went to Witton Middle School in Droitwich, England, “every day” for 12 weeks to try to solve the situation.
Unfortunately, it didn’t improve anything. One day, Jess noticed that Lilly-Jo was not “right” because she was not eating and seemed “withdrawn” after school. The mother and daughter sat down and talked, and that’s when Lilly-Jo revealed what she had done.
The girl had taken “some pills” that put in risk her life. Jess immediately took her to the GP, and he sent them straight to the hospital. Jess thought that her daughter was going to die, and admitted to being disgusted that Lilly-Jo went through that “yet nothing is being done.”
Jess pointed out that Lilly-Jo would stop attending school as it was not worth the risk. The doctor even told her that if she hadn't paid attention to her for two more weeks, she would have died.
“My daughter is fighting for her life because of bullying. She had been going downhill, not eating, a lot more tired than she used to be. We're backwards and forwards to the doctors. She admitted she was being bullied straight away. You never expect see your own daughter on her 10th birthday in hospital after a suicide attempt. It's heartbreaking [sic]" wrote Jess.
The worried mother even visited the parents of Lilly-Jo’s bully, showed them the photos of her daughter in the hospital, and told them all their child had caused. Unfortunately, all they did was laughing and swearing at her.
One of the most heartbreaking things that Jess has uploaded so far is an eight-minute video wherein Lilly-Jo talked about the bully and all she has tried to solve the problem. According to her, the classmate has messed with her weight since she started studying at Witton.
“She has sent text messages to my friend, and now they are not speaking to me – they have a picture of me falling off a yellow bench, and I was crying. She said that if I don't move school, she will carry on bullying me until I get angry. I don't want to kill myself,” confessed the 10-year-old girl.
Unfortunately, it is not the first time that such a thing has happened. 29-year-old Carrie Golledge, the mother of 6-year-old Sophia, took to Facebook to post a photo of her daughter sleeping in a hospital bed and wrote an open letter about what bullying can cause in its victims, receiving lots of support.
Even though Sophia suffered from anxiety, stopped eating, and “cried herself to sleep” over bullying, her school authorities failed to provide any help, which was the reason Carrie took to Facebook to share her story. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255. Other international suicide helplines can be found at befrienders.org.
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