Girl’s heartbreaking message on Facebook before she took her own life

A “sweet, happy and funny” girl was found dead by her dad in her bedroom moments after posting a cry for help on Facebook.

Rochelle Pryor, 14, took her own life hours after she wrote on social media: “Once I’m gone, the bullying and the ­racism will stop.”

The teenager died in hospital on January 10, nine days after her dad Geoffrey discovered her unconscious in her room.

Only one person replied to her post online.

In a heartbreaking tribute, her older sister Kyanne described her as “sweet, happy and funny”.

The 17-year-old was concerned her siblings’ friends had “turned against her”.

Kyanne told The Australian: “She was really upset by it.

There was racism involved – a lot of the time it was just random people who don’t ­realise what they’re saying.”

Rochelle was involved in an altercation in August outside school and she returned home with cuts on her legs.

Following the incident her mum said her mental health began to decline and she stopped wanting to go to school.

Tributes from friends have since been paid to Rochelle.

She was known to love animals and hoped to go to university in the future.

A 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’.”

Rochelle’s death makes her the fifth Aboriginal girl to commit suicide in the past two weeks.

There have been three cases in Western Australia, one in South Australia and another in Queensland.

And in Brisbane, a 12-year-old boy received hospital treatment after attempting suicide

One of the major factor in the deaths was instigated by poverty according to Gerry Georgatos, who is the Head of the Federal Government’s indigenous critical response team.

Sexual assaults are also said to be the cause of one-third of cases according to Mr Georgatos.

Indigenous lawyer Hannah McGlade added that there is a connection between family violence, child sexual assault and the high levels of indigenous girls and women taking their own lives.

Dr McGlade told The Australian: “Last year the UN highlighted the level of violence against indigenous women and girls in Australia and called for a specific national action plan.

“The people funded to provide suicide prevention plans are not properly addressing the level of sexual violence suffered by our women and girls.”

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