The Southern University cheerleader died tragically

The Southern University family is mourning the loss of student-athlete Arlane Miller.

The first-grader posted a heartbreaking message on her Instagram on Wednesday, thanking her family and friends for their support, while declaring that she was ready to take her own life.

“To everyone I love, just remember it’s not your fault and I pray you don’t find fault in my situation,” she wrote at the end of her post.

Southern issued the following statement:

We are mourning the loss of Arlan Miller, Southern University’s starting cheerleader.

On May 4, 2022, at approximately 9:00 p.m., the Southern University Athletics Department was notified of a social media post that ultimately led to this unfortunate post.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about mental or behavioral health issues and help reduce the stigma that so many experience.

Counseling is available in the University Counseling Office for all students and specifically for student-athletes within the department. 24/7 counseling services are available at the Holistic Behavioral Health Hotline. Call (225)368-9602.

We ask for your prayers, love and support.

Our deepest condolences to the Miller family, SU Cheer, & friends. We love you, Arlan

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mrs. Miller and all those affected by the death of this Southern University cheerleader. If you are thinking about suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (TALK).

A Southern University cheerleader has tragically died

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