The parents of a young Canadian woman who took her own life after finding out she was being advertised for a job as a social worker said they don’t understand why her job search sucked.
Jessica Campbell’s parents, Julie and Mike, told CBC News they are baffled that their daughter took her life, and they’re still trying to understand why she was advertised for the job.
“It’s not a big deal.
We’re just trying to figure out why she did it,” Julie Campbell said.
They were surprised when they heard of Campbell’s decision to take her own lives, saying she never had any plans to leave her home.
But after reading a story on the National Post website, Julie Campbell began to understand the pain of a suicide attempt.
“She said she wanted to do something and then she did,” Julie said.
Julie Campbell, right, and her daughter, Jessica Campbell, left, are still trying a year later to understand what went wrong for her daughter. “
When you have a family member that is depressed and suicidal, it’s a very difficult thing to contemplate.”
Julie Campbell, right, and her daughter, Jessica Campbell, left, are still trying a year later to understand what went wrong for her daughter.
(CBC News) When Campbell first started looking for a career, she was a social workers.
“We’ve had no indication that she had any issues, no signs that she needed help,” Julie told CBC Radio’s Metro Morning.
She said her daughter was a bright student, but there were no plans in place for her to pursue a career in social work.
Julie Campbell believes the couple had little to do with Campbell’s suicide.
In an interview with the CBC, Julie said she and Mike Campbell tried to speak with her sister, who had also contacted them about the job hunt. “
The last thing they ever heard was that she was planning on taking her own own life,” she said.
In an interview with the CBC, Julie said she and Mike Campbell tried to speak with her sister, who had also contacted them about the job hunt.
“I tried to talk to her.
Julie said they talked about their feelings and tried to get her to take the next step. “
But she didn and she didn to tell us what had happened.”
Julie said they talked about their feelings and tried to get her to take the next step.
But the two of them were still in shock.
“And when I talked to her, I couldn’t get through to her,” Julie explained.
“You just can’t imagine what the impact that has had on our family and on our lives.”
The Campbells said their daughter had made a promise to herself, saying if she ever went to an interview for a social work job, she would work her hardest and make sure she was prepared to handle it.
“In the end, she chose to take that risk,” Julie added.
The Campbell family is still struggling to come to terms with their daughter’s decision.
Julie said the loss of their daughter is a huge loss for them.
“There’s no words to describe how hard that was for us, because she had so much in her heart for us,” she explained.
For Julie, the news has been difficult.
“For a long time, we thought that she would be back home in her own country, in her hometown, doing the things she loved to do, and she was just not there,” she continued.
“So the pain is real, the pain, the loss is real.”
Julie, Mike and Jessica Campbell have a year to cope with their grief, but the Campbells are still searching for answers and hope they can find a solution soon.
With files from The Canadian Press.