Ari Behn († 47)
Daughter Leah Isadora shares emotional appeal on the day of death
It has been a year since the daughters of Princess Märtha Louise of Norway tragically lost their father. On December 25, 2019, Ari Behn committed suicide. In an emotional posting, daughter Leah Isadora commemorates her late father on the day of his death and encourages people with an emotional appeal.
It's hard to imagine the difficult times Maud Angelica, 17, Leah Isadora, 15, and Emma Tallulah, 12, had to go through. Last year on Christmas Day, her father Ari Behn († 47) took his own life. While the author's eldest daughter and his ex-wife Märtha Louise of Norway, 49, openly commented on the loss of their father on several occasions, Leah Isadora seemed to prefer to face her grief with herself.
Leah Isadora: "It was one of the toughest years"
Most recently, on the occasion of her father's birthday at the end of September, she published emotional lines about souvenir photos on her Instagram profile. On the anniversary of Ari Behn's death, she now remembers him again and wants to share something important with her 36 thousand followers. "A year ago today, my father took his own life and it was one of the hardest years of my life," begins the 15-year-old, who certainly did not find it easy to write these lines down.
Ari Behn's daughter wants to encourage
But their words should encourage others. "But when you are alone and / or feeling lonely, then I want you to know that you are not alone! I know that my words may not matter much, but if they are just helping one person then it is worth it ", so the strong words of the young Norwegian. In addition to a current selfie and a photo of herself as a child, Leah Isadora publishes the telephone numbers for hotlines for pastoral care worldwide.
"I can tell you it really hurts"
Mental and physical health are particularly important during these difficult times, she explains. It's okay to be sad, but you have to get up again and remember who you are and who you want to be. "I can't speak from your point of view, but I was on the other side. And I can tell you that it really hurts," so the emotional words. "And please, if you want to talk, please call someone."
This article originally appeared on Gala.de.