Mom speaks out after losing daughter to suicide
WHITESBORO, N.Y. —
16 year-old Hannah Stone was all over the internet spreading positivity through song on popular sites like YouNow, a video streaming site.
She had more than 300,000 followers.
Her mom Angela Stone says she was a joy.
"She was a regular sixteen year-old, very happy-go-lucky girl with an extreme talent," Angela Stone explained.
But behind the smiling teen's photos and videos, Stone was battling with anxiety and depression.
She died November first after a suicide attempt.
"Not in a million years would I have thought our daughter could take her own life, it just wasn't Hannah. Three weeks ago, she just wasn't herself, and we immediately got her help," Stone said.
Angela says Hannah was being bullied on social media.
One of her last tweets reads: 'I'll never be able to describe how sorry I am.'
Now Angela says she wants other parents to have the chance to help their kids before it's too late.
"It's so common, it's a growing trend it's an epidemic," she explained, "be aware of all the influences out there that your teenagers are exposed to. Just be aware and be in their lives and pay really close attention."
In her suffering, Angela says she wants to continue to touch lives for Hannah and even help save some, too.
Her family started a YouCaring page, to raise money to help raise awareness about teen suicide.