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Woman’s suicide note on Facebook ignored by her 1,048 FB “Friends” (mocked by some)

“Why did nobody help my daughter?

U.K. TELEGRAPH: A middle-aged woman who told her 1,048 Facebook “friends” that she had taken an overdose was found dead the next day after none came to her aid. Simone Back, 42, posted a last message on the social networking site at 10.53pm on Christmas Day saying: “Took all my pills be dead soon bye bye everyone.”

Some users of the site even taunted the 42-year-old over her final status update instead of trying to save her, calling her a “liar” and saying the fatal overdose was “her choice”.

Yesterday her mother, Jennifer Langridge, said she was shocked and upset that nobody did anything for her daughter despite being aware of her threats.
Mental health charities said the case was a sad reflection on today’s society where friends made online are not necessarily friends in real life.

Miss Back, from Brighton, posted a last message on the social networking site at 10.53pm on Christmas Day saying: “Took all my pills be dead soon bye bye everyone.”

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