Families department staff bullied worker before she died by suicide, coroner finds

I am saddened to share this news article. Paula Schubert ended her life in 2016. Late in life she developed a mental health condition. Her employer was found to have bullied her and one of their final acts was to publicly humiliate her in front of her colleagues.

Deaths where bullying is a contributing factor are preventable. Support mechanisms can be put in place to help the targeted person recover. It does require empathy, compassion and action.

If this had been used, Paula may have still been alive today.

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