A 12 year old girl named Katelyn Nichole Davis from Cedartown, Georgia live streamed her suicide from which she ultimately died.
This news comes after a number of disturbing live streams involving people killing others, stealing, raping and committing suicide for the world to watch.
Katelyn used the Live.me application to live-stream her suicide, and the 42-minute video details her hanging herself from a tree. For those of you who don’t want to watch the video either, you can read the transcript someone typed up:
“The first half of the video is Katelyn positioning the camera, measuring the rope she attaches to a tree and makes adjustments. During this section, the sun is shining and the ambient neighborhood noises of passing cars, birds and barking dogs can be heard in the background.
She then climbs on top of a bucket and fastens the noose around her neck. At 21:24, after taking several deep breaths and crying, Katelyn says an anguished “Goodbye” before stepping off the bucket. Now hanging by her neck, Katelyn’s arms and legs begin to jerk and kick for a short time.
For the remaining 20 minutes of the video, Katelyn’s body sways at the end of the rope as the sun goes down, as dogs bark in the background. After 10 minutes or so, you can hear Katelyn’s family calling for her and coming close to finding her on camera. The video ends as the sun disappears and Katelyn’s cell phone repeatedly rings.”
The entire video is as surreal as it is tragic.
As for why she decided to kill herself, some of her reasons can be seen by checking out her online diary and Instagram account. According to Katelyn, she was already on medication for depression, had attempted suicide before, was a cutter, and was beaten by her stepfather who she also accused of trying to rape her.
Now, I’d really like to start a discussion about this. It can be in the comments section on here or on Facebook, whatever works for you. But I’d really like to hear your thoughts on this. “The age-adjusted suicide rate in 2014, (13.0 per 100,000 population) was 24% higher than the rate in 1999 (10.5). The average annual percent increase in the age-adjusted suicide rate was about 1% per year from 1999 through 2006 but increased to 2% per year from 2006 through 2016. The percent increase in suicide rates for females was greatest for those aged 10–14″
Diary of a Broken Doll…
Katelyn had an online diary that she was writing in for the last few weeks of her life. The original diary has been removed from the Internet, but the screenshots below show each of her entries.
The diary was titled “Diary of a Broken Doll.” The “Introduction” was written on December 21, and it gives some basic details about the young girl. She states that she would have been 13 on February 20, of this year, and also briefly begins to touch on her issues with depression.
Katelyn writes that she does not like the holidays, but not because she hates “Jesus or anything.” She goes on to say that she is just not a “happy or positive person.” She also warns that if readers feel they may be “triggered” by her diary from her going“too deep,” that they should quit reading immediately.
Then she brings up the abuse she’s been dealing with.. And for that you can read on the screenshots.
This is a tricky incident that is becoming common. While Katelyn’s case is truly sad we have to debate whether this generation is too sensitive for survival. A small criticism, one bad incident can trigger someone to take their lives and it is disturbing.
Or maybe this generation is really dealing with very stressing problems that is genuinely too much to handle.
Why post it to the world?: What drives people to showcase these terrible things to the public is really a thing to be discussed seriously and come to an answer soon.
For those who may be dealing with depression and having suicidal thoughts, PLEASE know that there is ALWAYS someone you can talk to.
If you or someone you know is struggling with depression and suicide, reach out to someone you know and love, or you can contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255. They can be reached 24/7 from any phone.
Here is also Crisis Text Line: “TEXT OUR TRAINED CRISIS COUNSELORS ABOUT ANYTHING THAT’S ON YOUR MIND. TEXT “GO” TO 741741 FREE, 24/7, CONFIDENTIAL”
PS: It’s sad that I have to write this little disclaimer, but some people are calling this a hoax. It’s not. You can read her official obituary HERE