A teenaged girl is battling depression after her first message to a friend led to her suicide.CBS2’s Katie Wasko reports from West Palm Beach, Florida.
The girl had been in the throes of a major depressive episode that had sent her to her first therapist and medication, but she was desperate for her first Facebook message, according to court documents.
Court documents show that after a month of trying to cope, the girl texted her friend, “I feel so sad, I can’t feel anything,” and that she had a note on her phone that read, “please don’t tell me I’m not normal.”
A few days later, the teen texted her mother.
“Mom, I feel like a zombie,” the teen wrote.
“I can’t do anything.”
Her mother read the message to her daughter, who then sent it to a girl friend, who told her her parents had called and told her that the girl had killed herself.
A message from her mother’s cellphone, court documents show, said: “I am in a deep depression.
I don’t know what to do.
I just want to go away.
Please don’t contact me.
Please please don’t do this.”
After she read the messages to her mother, the mother sent them to Facebook.
“This girl is not normal,” the Facebook message said.
“She just went on a killing spree and I have to stop her.
I have no idea what to say or how to say it.”
The mother was horrified.
“My heart was racing, it was so sad.
I didn’t know how to respond to her.
She was just so scared,” she said.
The teen’s family has since been in court and has told CBS2’s Waskos, “She’s a little girl.
She has to understand what her mom said, so she can get the help she needs.”
The girl is currently in a youth program at an all-boys school.
The teen has not been charged with a crime and has a court date set for May.