Mental Health

Real Stories of Teen Suicide that Will Make You Think

A girl's mother created a MySpace to harass Megan Meier, which eventually led to her committing suicide.

Megan Meier had been prescribed antidepressants and antipsychotic medications since she was as young as eight years old. When she was thirteen, she started receiving MySpace messages from “Josh Evans,” who claimed to be a boy her age living in a nearby town. The two began a romantic relationship online.

After a while, though, “Josh” seemed to turn on Megan. “Josh” stated that he heard rumors Megan wasn’t nice to her friends and he no longer wanted anything to do with her. He made some of their private conversations public, so others could see them online.

In his final message to Megan, he stated, “Everybody in O’Fallon knows who you are. You are a bad person and everybody hates you. Have a s****y rest of your life. The world would be a better place without you.”

Megan replied to this message, stating, “You’re the kind of boy a girl would kill herself over.” Twenty minutes later, Megan was found dead, having committed suicide by hanging herself in her bedroom closet.

When police investigated Megan’s suicide, they discovered that “Josh Evans” was actually Lori Drew, the mother of one of Megan’s female classmates. Drew created the fake profile to bully Megan and find out about gossip. Initially, Drew tried to deny creating the account. Eventually, she admitted to making the account, but tried to downplay it as a “joke.”

However, there’s nothing remotely funny about Drew’s disturbing behavior and its tragic consequences for Megan Meier and her loved ones.