Teen Stress From Coronavirus Lockdown Takes Her Life



A California teen girl died by suicide — likely while grappling with the stress caused by coronavirus lockdowns, according to reports.

Jo’Vianni “Jo” Smith, 15, was found dead at her Stockton home, where she hanged herself amid the state’s stay-at-home orders, news station KTXL reported.

Her mother, Danielle Hunt, said that Smith left no note explaining her death earlier this month.

But Hunt believes that stress from health crisis may have played a role, according to the outlet.

“I felt that I was doing all that I could as a parent to leave the communication open,” Hunt told the news station, adding that “sometimes we may need to stop and worry about the kids that we don’t think we need to worry about.”