Another girl hangs herself while streaming it live — this time in Miami

An image of Nakia Venant on her Facebook page. On the social media platform where she liked to post personal videos, some longer than an hour, she called herself Hothead Nikee.

For two hours, Nakia Venant broadcast from the bathroom of her Miami Gardens foster home, eventually fashioning a homemade noose from her scarf. The live feed ended abruptly.

Nakia, a petite 14-year-old with long hair and a sweet smile, killed herself overnight Sunday while live-streaming the event.

Administrators with the Florida Department of Children & Families would offer little detail Tuesday about Nakia’s death, other than to confirm that both child welfare administrators and the Miami Gardens Police Department were investigating the suicide death of “a child … in the care of a foster family.”

“We are absolutely horrified and devastated by the news of this young girl’s death,” said DCF Secretary Mike Carroll. “We will do everything we can to support this family and all those who cared for her as they begin to heal from this tragedy. We will conduct a comprehensive, multidisciplinary special review to examine this child’s history and the circumstances related to serving the child.”… [read more]

lhwm notes: To those who lost these beautiful young girls, my heart grieves also that such young lives were cut short.  Hope delayed makes our heart grieve and become sick (Proverbs 13:12).  If your hope is the Lord Jesus Christ then always be ready to share the reason for the hope that is in you (1 Peter 3:15).  Do not look away from those who live without hope in them Ephesians 2:12) but in the gentleness and love of God in you tell of the hope that was given to you.

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome.

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4 thoughts on “Another girl hangs herself while streaming it live — this time in Miami

  1. This is heartbreaking.. In many cases suicide is linked to medications that they give to children deemed with behavior issues.. but the FDA refuses to recognize it..

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  2. I did not hear about this.
    You said ANOTHER one while live streaming. Has this been happening?
    The verse coming to mind is….
    Psalm 91:1-2
    He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
    I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in Him will I trust.

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