Yesterday morning, FTVLive told you that WJBK meteorologist Jessica Starr had passed away.
We heard the news on Wednesday night, but we held off until a bit later on Thursday to post the story, as we learned that many of her co-workers did not yet know the news.
The report is that Starr committed suicide.
A look at her social media shows that just last month she underwent lasik surgery and it did not go as well as planned. She admitted that she was “struggling a little bit” after taking four weeks off post-surgery.
Asking viewers for tips and advice, she reported dimming vision and said she was “trying to stay strong.”
She was a mom of two young children and just two weeks before Christmas, she took her own life.
The holidays are a very hard time for many people and we likely will never know what caused Jessica to feel so down that she killed herself?
If you are feeling depressed, don’t be afraid to reach out. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Call a family member, a friend, anyone that you can talk to.
This can be a tough business and as you well know, life can be even tougher.
Don’t be scared to ask for help.