THE day before her suicide, Daisy Coleman revealed she was desperate to return to her hometown because “a lot of bad things” had been happening in her life.
The 23-year-old “sexual assault survivor” revealed her troubles in a Facebook post shared on Monday seeking a sublet for her apartment in Missouri.
“Would anyone want to rent my apartment for a month while I go back to Missouri? A lot of bad things are happening in my life right now,” she wrote in her post.
“I feel like being away from it all is going to help me make a game plan so I can be out here and be safe.”
Coleman told her story of repeated sexual abuse as a teenager in the 2016 Netflix documentary Audrie & Daisy.
The film followed her and her family as they navigated the trauma of her alleged rape by Matthew Barnett at a house party when she was 14.
Before her death earlier this week, Coleman revealed her struggle with “constant pain”, which included panic attacks and flashbacks after the alleged assault.
She had often spoken out about the abused she endured in the aftermath.
Daisy, then 14, and her 13-year-old friend Paige said they were sexually assaulted in the basement of the house in Missouri by boys who were popular athletes at their school.
After leaving the house, Daisy was put outside her home in sub-freezing temperatures, where she was found the next morning.
The 2016 Netflix film highlighted their sexual assault cases and how the accusations were handled in the community afterward.
Both girls were subjected to vicious attacks on social media, and were labelled “skanks, whores” and “liars.”
Coleman attempted suicide four times after what she went through, and her friend Paige tried to kill herself twice.
In the documentary, she talked about how she wasn’t able to defend herself as it might jeopardize the case.
“I really wanted to stand up for myself because not many people were standing up for me,” she said.
Coleman’s mom Melinda revealed on Tuesday that her daughter had taken her own life that night.
“She was my best friend and amazing daughter,” Melinda said in a Facebook post.
“I think she had to make it seem like I could live with out her. I can’t. I wish I could have taken the pain from her!”
Coleman’s body was discovered on Tuesday after her mother asked police to do a welfare check.
Police revealed on Friday that she died from a “self-inflicted gunshot just hours after cops checked on her over fears of a ‘suicidal party.'”
If you or someone you know is affected by any of the issues raised in this story, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or text Crisis Text Line at 741741.