- Yocheved Gourarie, a 24-year-old from New York, died of suicide on Tuesday afternoon.
- She scheduled a post with the emphasis on her death to go live on Instagram the next day.
- Her father responded in the comments section before placing several tributes to her on his own feed.
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A 24-year-old woman scheduled an Instagram post to go live on suicide the day after her death.
Yocheved Gourarie, of New York City, died Tuesday afternoon after jumping from the Vessel in Brookyln’s Hudson Yards.
The day after her death, a suicide note appeared on her Instagram profile.
In a photo of Gourarie looking at the sunlight, a message to her 2,610 followers said, “I hope you can find some comfort in knowing that I am no longer in pain.”
This was preceded by a warning. It encouraged readers to sit down before reading it.
The message continued: “As you read this, I’m gone. Whether it’s inappropriate or in the hospital in some way, so I can not remove this scheduled post. I really hope not.”
In the report, Gourarie does not give the reasons why she is ‘gone’.
In previous reports on the account, she shared information about her struggle with anorexia and depression.
Gourarie admitted in the report that she had “scheduled” a note to send to her parents.
She added: “If they choose to share or publish it, you can have more insight.”
On Wednesday, her father responded in the comments section.
Avrami Gourarie replies: “I just want to thank everyone who wrote here. Your kind words mean a lot to my family.”
He added that he would discuss private emails she sent him during a Zoom meeting somewhere after the shiva, the Jewish period of mourning.
Her father posted a photo of him with his daughter on Sunday. He spoke of their ‘unique musical connection’ and how she supported his ‘musical achievements and struggles’.
For this, he shared a photo of a puppy on his profile. He explained that during Yocheved’s stay in an eating disorder clinic in Utah, he would send pictures of dogs daily.
He concludes the post by referring to his daughter as the “cutest, prettiest, friendliest ‘puppy’ a father can hope for. ‘
If you or someone you know is struggling with depression or has had thoughts of harming themselves or taking their own life, get help. The National Suicide Prevention Rescue Buoy (1-800-273-8255) provides 24/7 free, confidential support to people in need, as well as best practices for professionals and resources to assist in prevention and crisis situations.