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COVID-19: Girl '15' Commits Suicide After 'Struggling To Cope With The Pressure Of Stay-At-Home Orders'



A teenager in California died by suicide after she was  reported to have struggled to cope with the stay-at-home orders amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jo’Vianni Smith, 15,form Stockton California was found dead inside her home after she hanged herself last week. 

A coach in her school, Bear Creek High School, told Recordnet that 'the cause of her death reportedly was due to the stresses and pressures from coping with the self-isolation caused by the coronavirus plague.'   

The mother to the diseased, Danielle Hunt, as well said that she believes that stress from the health crisis may have played a role in her daughter's death, according to the channel.

“I felt that I was doing all that I could as a parent to leave the communication open,” Danielle Hunt told the news station, saying that “sometimes we may need to stop and worry about the kids that we don’t think we need to worry about,” Jo’Vianni did not leave a note behind. She added  

Danielle Hunt described her daughter as 'bubbly,' 'loving,' and the light of her whole world.

'It’s like, how do you explain a girl like her? If you met her one time, like, she made an impact in your life,' Her mother said. 

Jo’Vianni, a high school sophomore, was also a promising student-athlete, who was playing softball on travel teams as a catcher and second baseman, sports blog Extra Innings Softball reported this in their blog.

One of Jo’Vianni's former softball shared a heartbreaking note after he about the death of Jo’Vianni.

'Her name is Jo'Vianni "Jo" SmithJo was a great athlete... [she] was a bright star with a great personality and a huge heart. and a bright future,' he told Extra Inning Softball.  

'It’s been extremely hard to relate to what these kids are going through. I have daily conversations with my 2 high schoolers and encourage them to reach out to their friends and teammates all they know. I can’t imagine what Jo was going through before her death.' 


The Lodi Unified School District also released a speech concerning Jo’Vianni's death.

'We were deeply saddened to learn of Jo’Vianni Smith’s passing. Jo’vianni was well loved by the Bear Creek High community,' the report read.

'The participated in band, played basketball and softball, and was known for her joyful spirit on campus. She will be dearly missed by those who knew her.' 


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