Emily Owen, a teen from King’s Lynn, Norfolk in the United Kingdom passed away after a March 18 suicide attempt. Owen’s family has reported the 19-year-old was dealing with anxiety over the possibility of being isolated due to COVID-19 Stay-at-Home orders. They are quoted as saying the young waitress had been unable to cope “with her world closing in, plans being cancelled and being stuck inside.”
She had warned loved ones that something could happen…
As someone who dealt with high-functioning autism, Owen was “concerned about Coronavirus and mental health impacts of isolation,” the Daily Mail reported. Supposedly, Owen had planned on volunteering to help people struggling over self-isolation issues.
The Daily Mail article stated Owen “had warned loved ones days before the tragedy: ‘More people will die from suicide during this than the virus itself’.”
On a Just Giving page set to raise funds for Norfolk and Waveney Mind, an organization that seeks to help people living with mental illness, friends left condolences. “Emily would have wanted you to check on your loved ones in these very difficult times,” read a message from King’s Arms Shouldham, the pub where Owen worked. “She believed the fear of the unknown may drive them over the edge and was planning on volunteering to help these people. When the time comes, and you can do volunteering, please do so with Emily in your mind and heart.”
Read her sister’s final message…