Arlana Miller, a student-athlete at Southern University, has tragically passed away.
On Wednesday, the freshman posted a heartbreaking message to her Instagram, thanking her relatives and friends for their support while expressing her readiness to commit suicide, HBCU Game Day reported.
Southern released the following statement:
We mourn the loss of Arlana Miller, a freshman’ Southern University Cheerleader.
On May 4, 2022, at approximately 9PM, Southern University Athletic Department was notified of a social media post which ultimately led to this unfortunate announcement.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness of mental or behavioral health issues and to help reduce the stigma so many experience.Counseling is available at the University Counseling Center for all students and specifically for student-athletes within the department. 24/7 counseling services are available at Holistic Behavioral Health Hotline. Please call (225)368-9602.
We ask for your prayers, love, and support.
Our deepest sympathy to The Miller family, SU Cheer, & friends.
We love you Arlana
If You Know Someone in Crisis
Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Lifeline) at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or text the Crisis Text Line (text HELLO to 741741). Both services are free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All calls are confidential. Contact social media outlets directly if you are concerned about a friend’s social media updates or dial 911 in an emergency. Learn more on the Lifeline’s website or the Crisis Text Line’s website.