An eight-year-old girl attempted to commit suicide on Friday night after more than a year of bullying
An eight-year-old girl tried to take her own life on Friday after years of bullying took their toll.
Her mother Richelle revealed the devastating conversation she had with her before taking the primary school student to the emergency room.
The young girl, who lives in Logan, Queensland, told her mother she wanted to end her own life because ‘the bullies always won’, Yahoo!7 reported.
Richelle explained the bullying started because of her double mastectomy and the physical effects chemotherapy was having on her.
‘After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016, one girl started because I was suffering from breast cancer,’ she said.
‘She told my daughter that her mum wasn’t a woman because she didn’t have hair or breasts and that she would turn out the same as me.’
Her mother, Richelle, claimed the trouble started after she was diagnosed with breast cancer, had a double mastectomy and lost her hair to chemotherapy
The young girl was so afraid of her bully that she hid under a blanket as she spoke to a mental health nurse at the hospital
The bullying continued, and even became physical, but Richelle claimed nothing was done by the school to protect her daughter.
Even inside the hospital, with no bullies in sight, the distraught mother said her daughter was too afraid to be seen by anyone.
‘She hid under a blanket when speaking to the mental health nurse because she feared the bully would find out and what she would then do to her,’ she said.
Queensland Premier Annastasia Palaszczuk has vowed to take urgent action against bullying and youth suicide.
Ms Palaszczuk intends to commit extra funding to helpline services so they can cope with an increase in calls, and will present a detailed plan to a Council of Australian Governments meeting next month.
She told The Courier Mail the plan was put into motion after numerous conversations with distraught parents whose children were being pushed to the brink by bullies.
‘We have to realise bullying is now following kids home right into their bedrooms,’ she said.
The young girl was bullied by her peers because her mother (pictured) lost her hair while undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer, and had a double mastectomy