Shannon Claire Spruil, who was known as ‘Daffney’ in WCW & TNA, has tragically passed away at the age of 46.
Thousands of fans tweeted out their support for the former WCW Cruiserweight Champion earlier today, after she revealed on social media last night that she was struggling with her mental health.
Shimmer Wrestling tweeted out the following announcement “We are very sad to have to announce the passing of Shannon Spruill aka Daffney Unger @screamqueendaff. We are posting this at the request of her family. Please respect their privacy at this trying time. I will miss you my logical sister from another mister.” -Lexie Fyfe
"We are very sad to have to announce the passing of Shannon Spruill aka Daffney Unger @screamqueendaff. We are posting this at the request of her family. Please respect their privacy at this trying time.— SHIMMER Wrestling (@SHIMMERwomen) September 2, 2021
I will miss you my logical sister from another mister."
Our thoughts are with the family of Spruil at this time, and as always, here at Wrestling Republic we urge anyone who needs help to reach out for it. Mental health is just as important as physical health, if not more so, and it is vital that as a society we continue on the journey to prioritising it. Below are some numbers you can call, or websites you can contact, if you feel like you want help:
United States of America – MHA Crisis Counselor/Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Phone 1-800-273-TALK(8255) Or Text MHA to 741741
JED Mental Health helplines and resources
Website – https://www.jedfoundation.org/mental-health-resource-center/ – Mental Health Resources and Helplines
Phone numbers – 1-800-273-TALK(8255)
Text – START to 741-741
Games and Online Harassment Hotline
Website – https://gameshotline.org/
TEXT “SUPPORT” to 23368 to get started.
The Games and Online Harassment Hotline is a free, text message-based, confidential emotional support hotline.
They are open 4pm – 7pm (Pacific) every Monday – Friday. USA only.
Website – http://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help-you/contact-us – Mental Health Support and Helpline
Phone – 116123
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Rethink Mental Illness is a mental health charity offering a wide range of services, including frontline mental health support services for people experiencing mental illness or caring for people with mental health needs, support groups, online information, mental health training, corporate partnerships and much more. Our award winning Advice Service offers practical advice on many topics related to mental health, and publishes a large number of factsheets which are reliable sources of information.
Website – www.rethink.org
Phone – Advice Service 0800 801 0525
Mind is a mental health charity offering both frontline services and online information. A–Z information about mental health and information and support can be found on their website.
Website – www.mind.org.uk
Info line – 0300 123 3393
Legal Advice line – 0300 466 6463
Time to change
Time to change is a joint project between Rethink Mental Illness and Mind with the aim to challenge stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health. Website contains useful facts and stats, factsheets and ways to get involved.
Website – www.time-to-change.org.uk
YoungMinds is committed to improving emotional wellbeing and mental health and young people and empowering their parents and carers. Website has factsheets for young people, parents and professionals.
Website – www.youngminds.org.uk
Parents Helpline – 0808 802 5544
Mental Health Foundation
Mental Health Foundation focus mainly on policy and service development and research. Their website contains A-Z mental health fact sheets.
Website – www.mentalhealth.org.uk
Together All is a completely anonymous online space to express yourself freely but safely.
Website – www.togetherall.com
Thrive LDN is a citywide movement to improve the mental health and wellbeing of all Londoners. Thrive LDN is supported by the Mayor of London and led by the London Health Board.
Website – www.thriveldn.co.uk