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Teen Commits Suicide 6 Weeks into COVID-19 Lockdown in Sydney

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Sydney university student Daisy Long  (pictured) took her own life on August 6
Daisy Long, 19, tragically took her own life after struggling to cope during the Sydney lockdown.

Daisy Long, a 19-year-old university student, tragically ended her life on August 6th just six weeks into the Sydney lockdown.

The student had dreams of travelling the world after she had spent years battling a debilitating chronic illness, however, the Covid-19 pandemic and ongoing lockdown shut down her plans.

The lockdown in Sydney, which is part of a larger lockdown in the Australian state of New South Wales, was initially set to last only two weeks – starting June 26th and ending July 9th – but was extended several times as the state struggled to contain the Delta variant.

Daisy’s younger sister, Tiggy, 16, said in an interview on the Australian news programme Today: “It’s been extremely difficult. I’ve felt like there’s just a missing piece in my life.

“Daisy was the one who taught me strength and she went through many challenges in life. She always had a smile on her face and held her head high.”

Daisy was chronically ill with a tick-borne disease between the ages of 13 and 16.

Her mother, Sally said: “During those years, when she should have been at school having fun and enjoying herself, instead she was bed-bound.

“We kept saying to her ‘once you are better, your life will be better and you will go ahead and achieve your goals and dreams.’ She focused on that. She applied for psychology at Macquarie University, was accepted and began her degree this year. She received high distinctions. Then COVID lockdown began. It sent her spiralling downwards.”

Her sister Tiggy said that Daisy suffered the effects of lockdown more than anyone, saying that Daisy felt lonely and trapped in a prison.

“Me and my sister were extremely close. And it does feel like prison. It feels so lonely and it feels like it’s never going to come to an end.

“When you get in that headspace of I’m trapped and it’s never going to end, you think how can I survive lockdown?”

Tiggy urged her fellow teens to ask for help and support when they need it, explaining that she bottled up her emotions until she recently lost her sister.

“Daisy wasn’t able to come to a point where she could voice what she was feeling. I know it’s not that easy, but you just have to speak up.

“You just need to get it out to someone because especially in lockdown, when you’re trapped in your room and you are dealing with these emotions, you’ll just explode at one point. When you’re dealing with mental health issues you have to think about yourself.”

Daisy’s mother issued a plea to parents who are struggling during the lockdown: “Don’t get hung up on the small stuff. Don’t get hung up on whether they’ve done the essay or not. It’s neither here nor there at the moment really. No disrespect to the education system, but at the moment they need to be having whatever release of freedom and fun they can have.

“If they want to sit up and watch a movie until three in the morning let them. Because what they’re doing is they’re getting out of their head. You want them out of their head. You want them out of their head. You don’t want them in here.”

Daisy’s family has set up Tiggy’s Perspective to raise awareness about suicide.

Tragically, these unnecessary lockdowns will continue to claim the lives of countless innocent children, teens and adults around the world. Whilst governments will insist these enforced restrictions are to protect your life and the lives of others, it is in reality all about controlling the masses and stripping us of our freedoms.

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2 years ago

10,000 dead in america in the same way. How many in britain? Who knows?

Reply to  jabber
2 years ago

I’m making over $7k a month working part time. I kept hearing other people tell me how much money they can make online so I decided to look into it. Well, it was all true and has totally changed my life.This is where i started>>>

Last edited 2 years ago by CarmelaBarrier
2 years ago

Families don’t know how to talk anymore. They don’t play cards or board games anymore Teens don’t have hobbies like painting or drawing or sewing or anything now All they know is their phone and laptop and that crap That’s why they’re suicidal

Reply to  Anonymous
2 years ago

I agree in part, but kids/adults have killed themselves long before the internet and mobile phones were around. Many from good close families who spent time together and talked.

It’s more to do with the stigma attached to depression and mental illness that the governments like to add to, as per this covid scamdemic bs.
and doctors dishing out antidepressants which only mask the reasons. People feel weak and useless because they can cope when everyone else seems to be able to. A feeling that their is no future for them and that they don’t belong.

I watched a big strapping Australian man crying a few days ago. This scamdemic and insane lockdowns had cost him his business and he was facing losing everything and his kid was in 1 state, other family members in another and the bogus lockdown has kept him away from them for months on end.

2 years ago

The kind of awful news that gives Gladys the talmudic rat a cheap thrill. So much so that revolting inbreed will keep Australians in lockdown well into next year if they don’t flatten the curve between her beedy rat eyes.

Last edited 2 years ago by Sorcha
2 years ago

Can DE please block the shit being posted on this site telling us all how to make millions sat on our arses at home. Thank you

2 years ago

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