'Once I'm gone the bullying will stop': Young girl's heartbreaking cry for help on Facebook just hours before the 14-year-old took her own life | Stop Pesten NU

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'Once I'm gone the bullying will stop': Young girl's heartbreaking cry for help on Facebook just hours before the 14-year-old took her own life

  • Rochelle Pryor, from Perth made cry for help on social media before death 

  • The 14-year-old wrote: 'Once I'm gone, the bullying and the ­racism will stop'

  • Only one friend replied and later her father found her unconscious in bedroom

  • The youngster was the fifth Aboriginal girl to end her life in just nine days 

Rochelle Pryor, from Perth, took her own life after a cry for help on social media A 14-year-old Aboriginal girl posted a cry for help on social media before she took her own life just hours later.

Rochelle Pryor, from Perth, wrote: 'Once I'm gone, the bullying and the ­racism will stop.'  Only one friend replied and later that night her father Geoffrey found her unconscious in her bedroom. The schoolgirl died in hospital nine days later on January 10, making her the fifth Aboriginal girl to take her own life in the past two weeks.Her sister Kyanne described her as 'sweet, happy and funny' but said she was worried that her friends had 'turned against her' and said she was being bullied.

'She was really upset by it,' Kyanne, 17, told The Australian. 'There was racism involved - a lot of the time it was just random people who don't ­realise what they're saying.' In August, Rochelle was involved in an altercation outside the school gates and came home with cuts on her legs. Her mother said after that she didn't want to go in to school anymore and her mental health went downhill. Friends paid tribute to the youngster, who loved animals and one day dreamed of going to university. 

The schoolgirl died in hospital nine days after her cry for help on January 10, making her the fifth Aboriginal girl to commit suicide in the past two weeks (file image)
 

The schoolgirl died in hospital nine days after her cry for help on January 10, making her the fifth Aboriginal girl to commit suicide in the past two weeks (file image). One fellow student wrote on Instagram: 'My vision is so blurry from my tears … come back please. 'The last day we were talking about what colour you should dye your hair and you were thinking about… blue or purple.'If I knew that was your last day, I would do anything to stop you. I remember telling you whenever you weren't in the right mindset I would repeat telling you 'I'm always here for you'.' 

In addition, a 12-year-old boy was treated in hospital in Brisbane after a suicide attempt. The five most recent cases began on January 3 when a 15-year-old from Western Australia who was visiting relatives in Queensland was admitted to hospital after self harming. She died two days later as a result of her injuries. On January 4, in South Hedland in Western Australia, a 12-year-old girl took her own life, while two days later on January 6, a 14-year-old girl in the Kimberley region of the Northern Territory also died from suicide. Head of the Federal Government's indigenous critical response team Gerry Georgatos said that poverty was a major factor in the deaths but that sexual assaults were behind one-third of cases.

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