The Heartbreaking Death Of Daisy Coleman's Mother

Tragically, just four months after Daisy Coleman passed away by suicide, her 58-year-old mother Melinda Coleman did as well, with the news confirmed by SafeBAE (Safe Before Anyone Else), the sexual assault prevention organization founded by Daisy, via Instagram.

SafeBAE wrote, "We are in shock and disbelief to share with our SafeBAE family, that we lost Melinda Coleman to suicide this evening. The bottomless grief of losing her husband, Tristan, and Daisy was more than she could face most days.

"Melinda was a gifted veterinarian, devoted mother and wife and talented body builder. More than anything, she loved and believed in her children. It is no accident that she created some of the most gifted, passionate, and resilient children. Our hearts are forever with Logan & Charlie.

"There are no words for our sadness, only that if you are struggling with trauma or depression, you are not alone. There is always help and support available. We are with you. Love Always, SafeBAE". There's been an outpouring of support and sadness in the comments.

The Coleman family has been through enormous trauma

The family has been through extraordinary pain and trauma. According to the Kansas City Star, Melinda's husband died when Daisy was a child, and her son Tristan died in a car accident in 2018. Melinda and her daughter Daisy came to national attention when Daisy was a featured subject in the 2016 Netflix documentary Audrie and Daisy, which looked at her life as a sexual assault survivor and social media harassment she received from her allegations in the small town of Maryville, Missouri (via People). Daisy was an advocate for sexual assault survivors before her death.

It was August 4 of this past year that Melinda posted on Facebook about her daughter's death, writing, "My daughter Catherine Daisy Coleman committed suicide tonight. If you saw crazy/messages and posts it was because I called the police to check on her. She was my best friend and amazing daughter," Melinda wrote. "I think she had to make it seem like I could live without her. I can't. I wish I could have taken the pain from her! She never recovered from what those boys did to her and it's just not fair. My baby girl is gone."

If you or anyone you know is having suicidal thoughts, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline​ at​ 1-800-273-TALK (8255)​.