If you or someone you know is in crisis, please reach out for help and contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255, text HOME to 741741, or visit SpeakingOfSuicide.com/resources.
Chris Daughtry and his wife Deanna have spoken out about their shared grief following the unexpected death of their daughter, Hannah Price.
Following a police investigation, Daughtry later revealed that his daughter had died by suicide. Authorities reportedly found no evidence of foul play.
Now, just over three months on from Hannah's tragic passing, Chris and his wife have shared a statement via Deanna's Instagram page.
"Chris and I would like to thank our family, friends and Daughtry fans for the kind expressions of sympathy over the last few months," the statement reads. "Although we cannot reach out to each of you individually, it is our hope that you sense our deep appreciation for your love and support."
In the post's caption, Deanna added: "It’s challenging to know how to move forward after such loss. I honestly just want to hide in my bubble and be alone."
She added: "I’m acutely aware that the world doesn’t stop for our grief. When I observe my own resistance to something and then allow or accept what is to be just as it is without needing it to change, I notice my suffering starts to dissipate some. Not because the external circumstance change, but because I choose to stop putting so much energy into resisting that which I cannot change."
"I’m accepting Hannah is gone, I’m accepting that the world isn’t going to stop for me and I’m accepting where I am in this process at this moment," Deanna wrote, adding: "Some days I will want to share lighthearted moments and other days I may want to share deep thoughts snd feelings.
"I accept that as well. I hope you all will too."
She concluded the post by thanking those who had helped to support the family during this difficult time.[[imagecaption|| Credit: ZUMA Press, Inc. / Alamy]]
Last month, 42-year-old Daughtry and his wife spoke out about Hannah's death and opened up about events in her life that impacted her mental health.
"From a young age, Hannah struggled with mental illness and was in and out of therapy and treatment centers. As Hannah got older, she struggled to find her footing and began using drugs and often found herself in abusive relationships," the statement said.
"Just months after losing her biological father to suicide, Hannah was the victim of a crime and was shot in the face. We did everything we could to support her and get her the help she needed to recover from these tragedies and get her life back on track."
Hannah's biological father died by suicide in March 2018, Yahoo reports.
"Hannah was a generous and loving person who wanted more for herself and others. She will forever be in the hearts and minds of those of us who love her," the couple's statement added.
They also wrote how, on the morning of her death, Hannah had told them that she was in "fear for her life" after an alleged incident with her boyfriend.
Hannah's family revealed that they had asked local police to conduct a wellness check that afternoon, with authorities determining that she was "OK" and officers "left without incident."
Later that afternoon, Hannah's boyfriend found her body. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Our thoughts continue to go out to Hannah's loved ones and the Daughtry family at this time.
Once again, if you or someone you know is in crisis, please reach out for help and contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255, text HOME to 741741, or visit SpeakingOfSuicide.com/resources.