SHE COULDN'T COPE' ‘Beautiful and charming’ teenager, 19, killed herself as she couldn’t face coronavirus isolation
The waitress was said to have been unable to cope 'with her world closing in'Credit: justgiving/fundraising/Emilyo
The young waitress was said to have been unable to cope “with her world closing in, plans being cancelled and being stuck inside”.
Her devastated family tonight demanded more awareness and support for people struggling with mental health issues during the deadly virus pandemic.
Emily, from Kings Lynn, Norfolk, had warned loved ones days before the tragedy: “More people will die from suicide during this than the virus itself”.
Her family said the teen was concerned about coronavirus and the “mental health impacts of isolation”.
Caring Emily died in hospital on Sunday after being found critically ill on Wednesday, March 18.
Her family suspect the “fear of the unknown” may have driven her over the edge.
She had been planning on volunteering to help others struggling to cope.
The Kings Arms pub in Shouldham, Norfolk, where Emily worked, posted a tribute on its Facebook page.
It read: "We are heartbroken that we won’t see her breeze through our doors like a tornado of energy again, or hear her distinctive laugh.
"She was a big part of our team and we will miss her enormously."