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A mother has spoken of her anguish after her 17-year-old daughter took her own life.

Bailey Cooper, from Western Australia, ended her own life on Sunday after being relentlessly bullied for seven years, her mum Keira Skeet told news.com.au.

The teenager suffered from mental health issues and her struggles were exacerbated by other children picking on her. 

Bailey Cooper: Teenage girl takes her own life after seven years of relentless bullying – as her heartbroken mother says: ‘Kids are so cruel’

Bailey Cooper

Bailey Cooper, from Western Australia, ended her own life on Sunday after being relentlessly bullied for seven years

‘We tried so hard for so many years. Kids are just cruel, they just don’t understand that what they’re saying hurts people,’ Ms Skeet said.

‘The mental health system is a joke too. We’ve been in and out of public psychologists and counsellors and every time she got let down.’

The heartbroken mother hopes Bailey’s bullies would attend her memorial service to help them understand the impact of their actions, but said her daughter was still being taunted online even after her death.

‘They need to understand the consequences of their words and actions,’ she said. 

Ms Skeet has set up a fundraiser to help pay for her funeral.

The teenager suffered from mental health issues and her struggles were exacerbated by other children picking on her

The teenager suffered from mental health issues and her struggles were exacerbated by other children picking on her

On the GoFundMe, she wrote: ‘As a young-ish family, I never thought I would be in the position to put my baby girl to rest.

‘Bailey was the heart and soul of my entire life from birth right up until her final breathe at the young age of 17yrs.

‘Who knew a wooden box and a celebration of remembering her unique, beautiful broken soul would cost so much.

‘I never imagined I or we as a family would be put in a position to ask for any help like this.. but here we are!’

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