A 15-year-old girl girl has taken her own life after struggling to cope with the stay-at-home orders amid the Coronavirus outbreak.
The teenager, Jo’Vianni Smith of Stockton was found dead inside her home after she hanged herself last week.
Her mother, Danielle Hunt, said she believes that stress from the health crisis may have played a role in her daughter’s death, according to the outlet.
“I felt that I was doing all that I could as a parent to leave the communication open,” Hunt told the news station, adding that “sometimes we may need to stop and worry about the kids that we don’t think we need to worry about,” adding that Jo’Vianni did not leave a note behind.
Jo’Vianni was also a promising student-athlete, playing softball on travel teams as a catcher and second baseman, sports blog Extra Innings Softball reported.
A coach at Jo’Vianni’s school, Bear Creek High School, told Recordnet that ‘the cause of death reportedly was due to the stresses and pressures from coping with the self-isolation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.’