Miranda suffered with depression and anxiety a lot of her teenage life. She was an amazing person, and I am truly not just saying that, she had so many friends, and so many people who loved her but on October 10th, after 3 weeks at University, she decided to take her own life. She died on October 13th 2016.
We blame the stigma of her illness for her death. It restricted the help she got, the support and the understanding.
Miranda was a giving person, someone who always put everyone before herself, right up until the end. We want to raise money in her name, and her memory for the charity PAPYRUS, who work to prevent suicide in young people and the stigma attached to it. PAPYRUS is an amazing charity, and they receive basically no government funding, so the money you donate is even more impactful.
If you are a young person thinking about suicide, or are worried about a young friend or family member, you can contact the charity and get advice and help.
Suicide is the biggest killer of young people – male and female – under 35 in the UK. In 2015, 1,659 young people took their own lives.
My advice to you is don't risk it - If you are worried then contact them. This way hopefully another child, and family does not have to go through this.
Call: 0800 068 41 41
Text: 07786 209697