An inquest has heard the chilling last words of a troubled teenager who died by suicide after becoming obsessed with social media likes.
An inquest has heard the chilling last words of a troubled teenager who died by suicide after becoming obsessed with social media likes.

Teen’s heartbreaking call before death

A troubled teen's final heartbreaking words before she died have been revealed.

Chloe Davison, 19, was found dead at her family home in County Durham, England, on December 20.

The teenager was on the phone to her friend telling her "I'm going to do it", before the line went dead, an inquest heard on Thursday.

Emergency crews rushed to her home but were unable to save the teenager who was declared dead at the scene.

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Chloe Davison, 19, was found dead at her family home in County Durham, England, on December 20. Picture: Supplied
Chloe Davison, 19, was found dead at her family home in County Durham, England, on December 20. Picture: Supplied

Chloe had been receiving mental health support since the age of 16 and had a history of self-harm and binge drinking, The Sun reports.

Before her death, her family had expressed concern about the care she received from a local mental health service who appeared to have discharged her but failed to appoint a support worker.

Bungling health workers then finally got in touch offering the waitress support during lockdown - four months after she died.

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The teen was obsessed with getting likes on social media. Picture: Supplied
The teen was obsessed with getting likes on social media. Picture: Supplied

SOCIAL MEDIA OBSESSION

Her family revealed previously how Chloe had become obsessed with the perfect image and would remove photos of herself if they didn't receive enough likes on social media.

She would also ask her family to like her photos as social media "took over her life".

Her mum Clair said she blamed social media "a lot for what has happened".

"The impact it has, especially on younger people, can be devastating," Clair told the Newcastle Chronicle.

"Social media took over Chloe's life - whether that be Snapchat or Facebook.

"She struggled socially from being at school so she didn't work. Social media was her way of getting through the day. She didn't go out a lot."

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Chloe, pictured with her older sister Jade. Picture: Supplied
Chloe, pictured with her older sister Jade. Picture: Supplied

The teen's mother said younger people "need more help and education on social media".

"There are too many people out there who can say what they like because it's not face-to-face."

Clair described her "bubbly and hilarious" daughter as the "life and soul of the party".

Tragically, she was on a rare night out when a bouncer pulled her to one side where police told her Chloe was dead.

"I'd left her at 9pm and she was gone by around 11.30pm at home. It is all a blur to me now. We were so close, she was my baby."

Chloe's sister Jade had given birth to a baby girl shortly before the tragedy, and the family said Chloe had "welcomed her arrival with love and affection".

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Chloe's mum, Clair, blamed social media for 'what has happened'. Picture: Supplied
Chloe's mum, Clair, blamed social media for 'what has happened'. Picture: Supplied

'SHE DIDN'T FEEL ACCEPTED'

Jade previously told how Chloe was constantly looking for reassurance on social media. And believed sites such as Facebook and Snapchat should face greater scrutiny.

"Chloe was the type of person who, if she put a picture on Facebook, would ask the whole family to like her picture or would sit with me and ask which one I thought was the best before she would post it," Jade told The Sun.

"She thought she wasn't good enough unless she was getting likes and comments. If she didn't get enough likes, she didn't feel accepted.

Chloe’s mother says more needs to be to help youngsters on social media following her daughter’s death. Picture: Supplied
Chloe’s mother says more needs to be to help youngsters on social media following her daughter’s death. Picture: Supplied

"Social media isn't 100 per cent the cause (for her death) but it was a big part because it's too easy for people to sit behind a phone or computer and send nasty messages with no consequences.

"I sat with Chloe many nights when she was crying because someone had said something horrible.

"Chloe didn't see what we saw. She was so beautiful inside and out and would have done absolutely anything for me, her baby niece and the rest of her family."

 

This article originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission

 

Originally published as Teen's heartbreaking call before death


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