Unfortunately, those feelings didn’t last forever and within a few short weeks of feeling better, Saoirse shared that she attempted suicide.
“My sense of well-being was already compromised, and I totally lost it after someone I knew and loved broke serious sexual boundaries with me,” she wrote.
“Although I was mostly a happy child, I suffered bouts of deep sadness that felt like a heavy boulder on my chest.” “I began isolating myself in my room, pulling away from my relationships, and giving up on schoolwork,” Saoirse recalled.
“During the last few weeks of spring term, my sadness surrounded me constantly.” “But that summer after my sophomore year, my friend depression rarely came around anymore, and I was thankful for her absence,” she added.
Kennedy Jr., the 22-year-old was seen enjoying the sunny day as she lept into the water.
If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), text “home” to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741 or go to Some people may think about suicide but do not act upon it.For others, suicide seems like the only way out of their situation or the feelings they are experiencing. They believe nobody can help them or understand what they are going through.“I did the worst thing a victim can do, and I pretended it hadn’t happened.This all became too much, and I attempted to take my own life.” After the incident, Saoirse returned to school but realized that she “could not handle the stresses Deerfield presented” and eventually sought out treatment at a mental health facility for one full school year.Her life was filled with hope, promise, and love,” the family said.“She cared deeply about friends and family, especially her mother Courtney, her father Paul, her stepmother Stephanie, and her grandmother Ethel.” Ethel, 91, also said of her grandaughter’s unexpected passing, “The world is a little less beautiful today.Three years before Saoirse Kennedy Hill died at age 22 from a suspected drug overdose, she wrote an emotionally raw essay for her high school’s newspaper about her struggle with depression.In a 2016 piece published in Deerfield Academy’s student newspaper, The granddaughter of the late Robert F.Even if the danger is not immediate they may need longer term support for the issues that led to them feeling this way. It is not uncommon to feel this way and lots of people have suicidal thoughts and are able to work through them and stay safe.Suicide is the leading cause of death for Australians aged between 15 and 44. Thoughts and feelings of ending your life can be overwhelming and very frightening.