Liz was 29. A beautiful talented and ambitious girl who lived life to the fullest.
She helped others in her job as an occupational therapist, worked on her post graduate degree and raised money for charities by walking, hiking, running and doing what she could to Improve people’s lives.
She loved animals, nature, science, CrossFit and loved to dance and socialise with her friends. She was passionate about travel and experiencing different cultures and led an active life and always wanted to fill every minute.
Everyday she impacted lives by providing support to many, and motivated change by inspiring individuals from her own example.
Sadly, Liz suffered with self esteem problems, and social anxieties, However this was hidden from view by her vibrant, outgoing personality.
Liz struggled daily with how she was perceived by others. Her crippling anxiety spawned both emotional pain as real as any physical pain.
In a world where mediocrity ruled, Liz felt unaccepted as a child. She was bullied at school for being an outstanding student (despite being dyslexic) and an excellent sportsman. Despite all the accolades, The effects Of the bullying were lasting.
Liz managed on a day to day basis by looking out for others and setting herself massively high standards and goals, all of which she was at pains to achieve. She was one of life’s high achievers, and “good enough” was never in her vocabulary.
Tragically, in a momentary loss of positivity and emotional anguish, Liz took her own life.
This loss has impacted her family, friends, colleagues and all that met her.
Liz had plans for the future, with her whole life to look forward to. Her extremely big open heart and beautiful personality that took on the whole worlds pain, had eventually overwhelmed her and pushed her to take her own life.
Liz’s case is sadly not unique. It is crucial to highlight the plight of other sufferers who don’t cope with the pressures of being accepted by the world or feel the need to be perfect to be loved.
In the short term we would like to financially support her immediate family through this time and pay for Liz’s funeral costs.
Any extra money raised will go to supporting charity(s) that speak up about the truth behind suicide victims, effects of bullying, and those who offer support for suffers of personality disorders, undiagnosed or misdiagnosed mental health or young adults and vulnerable teens with Asperger traits, diagnosed or otherwise.
The struggle of these individuals is very real, and they often feel unwilling, or unable to express themselves and struggle to find their place and happiness in the world, and let down by school or NHS systems.
Please support Liz’s loving family during this horrific time and let’s help others who could be going through the same as Liz. No one should feel alone and no one should suffer in silence.