A WOMAN who jumped to her death from a 150ft New York landmark had scheduled an Instagram post for the next day — saying "I am no longer in pain".
Yocheved Gourarie, 24, from Brooklyn, climbed the Vessel in Hudson Yards and jumped, landing on the concrete below.
But it has now emerged Ms Gourarie planned for her final post to go live the day after she jumped on Tuesday at 11.45am.
It has a photograph of herself with her face turned up toward the sun accompanied by a heart-wrenching note.
At the top of the post, which was shared with her 891 followers, Gourarie warned in capital letters that the post was "sensitive and shocking" and suggested people "sit down before reading" it.
She wrote: "If you’re reading this, I’m gone.
"Either that or somehow incapacitated in the hospital so I can’t delete this scheduled post. I really hope I’m not though.
I hope you can find some comfort in knowing I am no longer in pain
"I scheduled a note to send to my parents posthumously….Even just publishing this may pain them.
"I don’t want to do that, I just want to leave my last mark on this world."
She concluded: "All of you have made my life so much more full, brighter, and happier than it would have been without you.
"Your support, your encouragement, your hugs, your invitations, your smiles, your texts, your tagging me in memes you think I’d find funny.
"None of you could have done anything – or done more – to prevent this from happening.
"You all did your absolute best and for that I am eternally grateful. I hope you can find some comfort in knowing I am no longer in pain.
"I love you."
Earlier posts on Gourarie's Instagram account referred to struggled with anorexia and depression, while also advocating for mental health.
Several of her TikTok videos posted in recent months appeared to take a humorous approach to therapy sessions.
Her latest videos showcased her singing and solicited tips for improvement.
According to her LinkedIn page, Gourarie earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and neuroscience at CUNY’s Macaulay Honors College.
The week before her death, she posted a heartbreaking, clearly treasured clip of herself singing "Moon River" as her composer and musician father, Avremi, played an electric piano.
If you or someone you know is affected by any of the issues raised in this story, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or text Crisis Text Line at 741741.
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