Transgender woman Ashley Hallstrom committed suicide on October 14, 2015. Hallstrom left behind a suicide note on Facebook explaining why she had taken her life.
Hallstrom, 26, discussed the depression she felt being transgender, and about bullying she faced: “Everywhere I’d turn I’d see the [hatred] that society had for us. I had already been poisoned by a society that didn’t understand us and, even worse, didn’t want to even try. I saw the pain it caused to people like me and going though this same hurt myself it has just become [too] much for me to take anymore.”