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Mya-Lecia Naylor's Death Was By Misadventure As She "Did Not Intend To End Her Life," Says Coroner's Report

Date September 11, 2019 12:37

British actress Mya-Lecia Naylor passed away on April 7 after she hung herself from a marquee in her family home.

She was found in cardiac arrest and died 90 minutes later in the hospital. According to reports, the 16-year-old took her life after "suffering exam stress" and being grounded by her parents.

The day before her death, her parents received a call saying that her grades were lower than usual ahead of her GCSE exams that summer.

It was also reported that she spent the night before her demise watching a film with her parents that had a suicide scene. Mya was famous for her role in 'Cloud Atlas' alongside Halle Berry.

Naylor's death was by misadventure

According to recent reports, the coroner has ruled Naylor's death as a misadventure. The assistant coroner on the case, Toby Watkin revealed that a toxicology report showed no substance in her system.

Also, searches of her phone, laptop, and social media accounts didn't point to anything that could have triggered her death. Watkin said:

"Death by misadventure indicates although the deceased deliberately carried out the acts, they did not intend to bring about their death. I find she did not intend to end her own life."

He also added that she died from fatal neck pressure at the hospital.

Helping your loved ones with depression

Naylor's story sheds light on the fact that those around us might be facing depression that we might not be aware of.

How then do we help? First, you must be able to know the signs of depression, which include:

  • restlessness;
  • lack of energy;

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  • insomnia;
  • lack of interest in anything;
  • hopelessness;
  • mood swings.

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When all these tell-tale signs are noticed, here is how you can help

  • don't hesitate to talk to the person about what you observed;
  • encourage them to get help;

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  • listen more, speak less.

Our hearts go out to Mya-Lecia Naylor's loved ones! We pray for the fortitude to bear such a heavy loss.