Dad Shares Photos Of Bullied Daughter Who Hanged Herself


A heartbroken father took photos of his bullied daughter in a hospital bed moments before she died. On March 8, he shared them online in honor of her 18th birthday.

Adrian Derbyshire's daughter, Julia, attempted suicide in October 2015 when she was 16 years old after suffering from online bullying, MailOnline reports.

Derbyshire found Julia collapsed inside their England home and rushed her to the hospital, where she remained for five days until her life support was unplugged.


Though Derbyshire struggles to look at the photos, he felt the need to share the pictures on his Facebook page. By doing so, the 42-year-old father hopes to raise awareness for an anti-bullying committee he created in honor of his daughter, called SASSY, Support Against Self-harm And Suicide in Youth.


The caption alongside his photos of Julia is passionate:


Derbyshire continued,


As strong as Derbyshire sounds in his Facebook caption, he admitted sharing this was a difficult decision.

He said,


It's been reported Julia was born in the UK and moved to the United States when she was 4 years old.

The tormented teen moved back to England nearly 10 years later after suffering from self-harm and online bullying.

After moving back to the UK, Adrian tried to remedy her by involving her in his Belief Succeed campaign, but he was unaware that his daughter was still facing online ridicule. Apparently, Julia was using a false identity in online web groups that promotes self-harm and suicide.


Though reliving this wasn't easy, Derbyshire said he's been getting positive feedback from families who have suffered from similar scenarios in the past:

If you wish to supportDerbyshire's organization, head to @TheJDCampaign on Twitter and use the hashtags #SASSY and #InspireBelieveSucceed.

Citations: Harrowing final breaths of tragic teen, 16, who hanged herself to end her online bullying torment before her father switched off her life support (MailOnline)