A 16-year-old girl has committed suicide after posting a farewell video to YouTube.
Maddie Yates, from Louisville, Kentucky, uploaded the video entitled ‘Important’ online and then shared it on her Twitter page before taking her life on Monday night.
The video, which has now been taken down, was viewed more than 10,000 times in the first 24 hours after it was posted, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported.
‘I know that I’m going to hurt everyone who loves me,’ she said, explaining that she had been treated for depression and had been prescribed Prozac.
Final message: Maddie Yates is pictured in a YouTube video she posted entitled ‘Important’ before she took her life on Monday. The video, which was viewed thousands of times, has now been removed
‘But I’ve been like this for so long, and there’s still a chance that the worst day might still be coming. And I just don’t see how this is a bad idea.’
She continued: ‘I don’t want anyone to feel like it was their fault. This was my decision, not yours. I’m the one who messed up, not you. There’s nothing, literally nothing that you could have done.’
She added that she had seen no other option than to take her life because ‘I am not a good person’.