A Louisiana university is mourning the death of a freshman cheerleader who was found dead after she posted a lengthy “suicide” note on social media.
Arlana Miller, 19, who attended Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, wrote a heartbreaking Instagram post before she was found dead late Wednesday.
Screenshots of Miller’s disturbing latest post circulating online showed that she had struggled in her classes at the historically black college where she majored in agriculture.
“I’m surrounded by people who may have honestly thought I was fine, but I haven’t been fine for a while,” Miller wrote. “I have only struggled so much this year…for the people in my life I pray that you learn to express your feelings and always get help!!!”
Miller said she “failed” to follow her own advice as she thanked her mother.
“I pray you know I’m at peace now!” Miller’s message continued. “You would have given anything to see me happy…. I am happy in the water when everything is still and peaceful. I have written so many goodbye notes in my life, but finally I have come to my end.”
Miller said she knew she was about to let her loved ones down with her actions, but said her pain seemed “unbearable” to overcome.
“I’ve been dead inside for too long,” the post continued. “I’m done fighting. My struggle is over and I pray that everyone finds peace in that.”
Miller’s last message was no longer available on her profile on Friday. The account contains several photos of the Texas native in her cheerleading uniform.
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The school’s athletic director said the department was made aware of Miller’s social media post, leading to the “unfortunate announcement” on Thursday.
The university’s president-chancellor Ray Belton also acknowledged Miller’s death in a statement.
“We offer our sincere prayers and condolences to her family, classmates, teammates and everyone who knew and loved her,” Belton said Thursday.
Bereavement counselors were made available to students in the wake of Miller’s death, Belton said.
Cheerleaders and other student-athletes also received counseling the night of Miller’s death, a spokeswoman for the school told The Post.
The spokeswoman referred questions about Miller’s cause of death to the West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office, which did not return a message seeking comment.
An Inquiry into the Cause and Manner of Miller’s Death by the West Baton Rouge Parish Medical Examiner & Coroner was also not immediately returned on Friday.
If you or someone you know is affected by any of the issues raised in this story, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or text Crisis Text Line at 741741.
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What did Arlana Miller’s post say? In her message, she said that “I’ve given this life all the struggles I’ve had” and said that “she hasn’t been well for a while”. The post was later deleted a few days after Miller’s death. Banks said his department was aware of this social media post on Thursday.
What happened to Arlana? Arlana was just days away from completing her freshman year at Southern University when she committed suicide by walking into the Mississippi River. “She texted me the night before she got in the water and said please pray for me,” Miller explained. “I didn’t know what was going on.