My heart feels broken every time I hear about a young person so overwhelmed by the traps and trials of life that they can no longer see a place for themselves here.
Mya-Lecia Naylor died aged 16 after hanging herself at her family home, a coroner ruled today.
Mya was a fixture on CBBC, the childrens channel from the BBC. But she also saw success in the US market when she starred opposite Tom Hanks in 2012’s Cloud Atlas.
She was taken to hospital after being found by her mother Zena Beggs, 46, in a marquee at her home in South Norwod, South London, but was pronounced dead soon after.
Word is she was grounded and banned from attending a party, and had spent the night before her death watching a film with her family that included a scene of suicide.
So sorry for her family and friends and all those affected.
If you know someone or if you yourself have feelings of harming yourself, PLEASE. Before you do anything final, please reach out to a professional and see if there aren’t solutions to some of the things that plaque you. Call 1-800-273-8255