The family of a Pennsylvania woman struggling with major depression and anxiety has a & # 39; pro-choice & # 39; suicide forum because they have & # 39; detailed instructions & # 39; has been told about how she can kill herself.
Shawn Shatto, 25, was found by her mother, feeling blue and cold on May 22 in her home in the Newberry Township family. Jackie Bieber thought her daughter had slept.
Bieber told me York Daily Record that her daughter follow the directions on a & # 39; pro-choice & # 39; suicide website had been followed as part of a three-day regime with freely available drugs to stop her from vomiting.
Shawn Shatto, 25, (photo above) was found by her mother, feeling blue and cold on May 22 in the home of her family Newberry Township
Bieber added that Shatto had written instructions in her diary, along with a list of ingredients from the recipe, including exact dosages.
Screenshots of Shatto & # 39; s messages on the site show that she said she fell asleep and missed one of the steps, where a forum member replied and told her not to worry.
On May 22, she posted a final message on the Internet forum with the message & # 39; Just took it. I'm terrified & # 39; (pictured above)
Shatto had sought help and was being treated by doctors, therapists and a hypnotherapist
& # 39; Not one person said there is another way & # 39 ;, Bieber told the York Daily Record. & # 39; It's just like a cult. & # 39;
On May 22, Shatto posted a last post on the internet forum
& # 39; I just grabbed it. I'm scared to death. & # 39;
Another member of the forum replied: & # 39; Safe Travel and I hope you find peace & # 39 ;. The message was interrupted by an emoji with thumb up.
Her family has given screenshots of Shatto & # 39; s messages to the police. Her mother, Jackie Bieber, (photo above) wants so-called pro-suicide websites to be closed and people to be held responsible
& # 39; She had her problems, & # 39; said Shatto & # 39; s stepfather, Chip Bieber. & # 39; We were working on it. But this website never gave her a chance, & he added.
Her family has given screenshots of Shatto & # 39; s messages to the police.
Newberry Township Police Chief Steve Lutz told the York Daily Record that investigators & # 39; the website and allegations of Shatto & # 39; s family were investigating & # 39 ;.
The family describes the website as malicious and hopes to warn other families that there is & # 39; pro-choice & # 39; suicide websites exist and to hold someone liable in the death of Shatto.
The Shatto family wants this type of website to be closed and people to be held responsible.
They point to Suzy's law, which was passed in California in 2013, which criminalises suicide websites, as reported by Fox 43.
York County Coroner Pam Gay named Shatto & # 39; s (photo above) dead & # 39; very disturbing & # 39; and questioned why others no longer did online to get help with Shatto mental health
Shatto was described as a huge Harry Potter fan, whose bookshelves were full of books and action figures from the characters of the series, along with gaming and anime.
She had sought help for her depression and anxiety, and was being treated by doctors, therapists, and a hypnotherapist.
She was present at HACC and Penn State Harrisburg, where she studied science and worked at an Amazon depot in Carlisle at the time of her death
York County Coroner Pam Gay called Shatto & # 39; s death & # 39; very disturbing & # 39; and wondered why others no longer did online to get help with Shatto mental health.
An administrator of the website in question has acknowledged the death of Shatto and confirmed that it has deleted its latest messages.
& # 39; This is a pro-choice forum, not a pro-suicide forum & # 39 ;, the site that Shatto uses in a new disclaimer that has been posted since her death
There is now a disclaimer on the site stating that the forum is a place to discuss mental illness and suicide from a & # 39; perspective of suicidal people & # 39; as well as their moral implications. & # 39;
It urges anyone who feels suicidal to call a suicide hotline.
& # 39; This is a pro-choice forum, not a pro-suicide forum & # 39 ;, the site says.
It adds: & # 39; We are not a pro-suicide forum, nor do we encourage anyone here to commit suicide. We also do not offer the means or tools to do that. & # 39;
The website administrator said: & # 39; To say that our community encourages people to commit suicide is simply not true. To say that this forum killed & # 39; & # 39; , this member is false. & # 39;
If you or someone you know commits suicide The national suicide prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255
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