Truck driver asks for 'lights on' for Amy 'Dolly' Everett

Truck driver asks for 'lights on' for Amy 'Dolly' Everett

A LOCAL hair salon is reaching deep to support the family and wider community of 14-year-old Amy "Dolly" Everett who died by suicide this month.

Northern Territory police have said they are investigating what led to Dolly's death.

'It was just so sad.

The teenager's death has become a battle cry against the horrors of bullying and the effects it has on mental health, particularly on young people.

The opposition Labor Party's last prime minister, Kevin Rudd, tweeted, "Any form of bullying is an assault on our values".

In the wake of her tragic death, Dolly's family are launching a trust called "Dolly's Dream" to shine a spotlight on bullying, anxiety, depression, and youth suicide. "You either liked her or you loved her, there was nothing in between".

"We've got to talk about it, we've got to educate the little kids, we've got to educate the teachers, everyone is somebody's daughter or somebody's son, no one deserves to lose it", he said. We'd like to thank those people who couldn't be with us today.

"I think everyone who knew Dolly when they found out what happened they would have asked themselves, 'was there something I could do?'" Ms Southeron told the Seven Network.

'We also wish to thank the media for their - and the public - for their incredibly positive response to our efforts to raise awareness about bullying and the impact that it has on everybody's lives.

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The heartbroken truckie encouraged people across the globe "to have a crack" for Dolly by turning their lights on next Friday.

The memorial service for Amy "Dolly" Everett was held in the tiny Northern Territory town of Katherine near her family's cattle ranch.

His daughter simply "saw the good in the world and the good in everybody she met", Tick said.

'I don't care where you live, but on the 19th of January I want you to turn your lights on to raise awareness and to tell bullies "we've had enough and we're not going to put up with it any longer"'.

The family shared one of her recent drawings - a skinny figure bent over backwards under the words, "speak even if your voice shakes".

"It won't bring our Dolly back, but it may just prevent the loss of another young life".

"This powerful message tells the dark, scary place our handsome angel had traveled to", the family wrote.

Following the service, about a hundred of the families closest friends remained in the school yard hugging, crying and speaking to each other, a sea of blue.

For confidential support call the Lifeline 24-hour crisis support on 13 11 14.

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