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Will lessons be learned from Caroline Flack’s death?

Will lessons be learned from Caroline Flack’s death?
have been watching your every move as the tributes flow in for

Caroline

Flack

there is anger to the former love island presenter has become the third

death

connected with the ITV show in the last 20 months but her friend and fellow presenter said today that the show is not the problem it's the trolls and the tabloids she loved to laugh and had the most infectious chuckle she also had many struggles I'm not gonna pretend that she was perfect but as anyone she lived every mistake publicly
will lessons be learned from caroline flack s death
under the scrutiny of the media to the press the newspapers who create clickbait who demonize and tear down success we've had enough

Caroline

Flack

had been forced to step down

from

presenting love island as she was due to stand trial in the high-profile domestic violence case she'd pleaded not guilty to the charge of an assault although her boyfriend wasn't supporting the prosecution on Friday miss

flack

found out the court case would continue anyway today her agents appeared to
blame the CPS for her

death

the Crown Prosecution Service should look at themselves today and how they pursued a show trial that was not only without merit but not in the public interest and ultimately resulted in significant distress to

Caroline

this was not a show trial this was a case like any other domestic abuse case like this thousand a day that the Crown Prosecution Service prosecute I don't know what the evidence is but I'm guessing it was 909 calls it was body worn camera by the
police there would have been medical evidence there were there being evidence

from

police officers who attended the scene potentially an interview as well others have been pointing the finger at ITV this

from

the executive editor of the Sun

Caroline

was hung out to dry by ITV she was distraught they didn't stand by her and distraught by the lack of support she was given and yet social media users point out the Sun newspaper was leading salacious coverage of her case this is a mild example
we've chosen not to show the more egregious pages at least one story has since been taken down online but even some of ITV's own presenters are now questioning the future of love Island Eamonn Holmes called for repercussions out of respect honey Lancaster James worked as a psychologist on an early series of love island although she didn't know

Caroline

Flack

personally it's often very hard for people who are public figures to actually express how hard they find it because they
will lessons be learned from caroline flack s death
find that then they get a backlash saying well what have you got to complain about or you put yourself in this arena as if the fact that you work in entertainment somehow means that the gloves come off ITV has said it is shocked and saddened by this desperately sad news not for the first time a broadcaster finds itself plagued by questions of responsibility amid a tragic

death

that's mom Angie reporting and if you've been affected by the issues raised in that story support is available
go to channel 4 comm slash support well I'm joined now by Natasha Devyn mental health campaigner and author thanks very much for coming in I mean first and foremost this is an enormous tragedy for

Caroline

flax family's family and friends and all the people who loved her yeah and to be clear I didn't know

Caroline

personally I don't know about the specific circumstances that led to her

death

and it's probably upsetting maybe even damaging for the people who knew her to
speculate but we do know suicide is a symptom and it happens when pain exceeds resources for coping with pain and in about 90% of cases it happens as a result of untreated depression or addiction having said all of that I think with

Caroline

's case specifically there's a real opportunity here to learn something about the world that we live in and I think it's interesting the way that people have been passing the buck blame has been apportioned on all sides whereas in fact that blame
needs to be shared and we all need to think about what we can do to change the environment I mean her friend Laura Whitmore today in a really powerful piece on radio spoke about the intense scrutiny that

Caroline

Flack

had faced

from

the press and social media - and that is a lot of pressure on a young woman who was clearly struggling I mean to be clear I think no matter the gender of the person if somebody has experienced domestic abuse they should be supported and it's ludicrous to suggest
will lessons be learned from caroline flack s death
that a domestic abuse where their substantive evidence should be dropped because the victim no longer wants to give evidence because that rewards coercive behavior but outside of that there was this show trial going on and the way that the tabloids and social media sensationalized it turned it into a circus was absolutely disgusting and to see some of the perpetrators of that today expressing their sadness is real hypocrisy I mean the press of course is supposed to be regulated and there are
many people who

will

have looked at the coverage that

Caroline

Flack

faced and Phil it's that regulation is not working but what do you do about social media because it is a free-for-all people feel that they can say what they like well I think we have on on social media a number of professional trolls who are really setting the tone and you see them I'm not going to name their names but we all know who they are who today are talking about how tragic they find

Caroline

slacks

death

s but
at the same time are bullying people like Jameela Jamil Megan Markel Katie Price people who we know are going through and emotionally and mentally turbulent time we need to starve them of oxygen we live in an attention economy where our quicks and our engagement are the new currency we need to stop following and engaging with those people it's not for the social media companies it's for us individually the social media companies have a responsibility to but more and more the tone of
media and of social media is being set by what we engage with and so we as individuals need to take responsibility I mean

Caroline

in what is now a particularly poignant Instagram post wrote be nice to people you never know what's going on I'm assuming you would say that's good advice I think it was really poignant when she posted in a world where you can be anything be kind and of course she was very successful as we heard the psychologist say in the piece that that can actually
make people have less sympathy for you think you're fair game and mental health issues are equal opportunity they affect people

from

all walks of life you never know somebody's pain and distress behind closed doors so we should try always to treat people with kindness and attested Evon on that notes thank you very much for coming in thank you