27-Year-Old News Anchor Neena Pacholke Dies by Suicide

A Wisconsin news personality has died by suicide. Neena Pacholke encouraged viewers to “wake up” with a smile on weekday mornings. Pacholke started as a reporter for ABC affiliate WAOW in 2017, and was promoted to morning news anchor in 2019. Neena Pacholke is survived by her parents, sister, and fiance. Her family has confirmed she died by suicide. If you or someone you love is struggling with mental health, please reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by dialing 988.

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Melissa Dant
Melissa Dant:
So young .. she literally looks like she has the prefect life anyone would want. We truly never know what is going on behind the scenes of someone’s life. RIP to her.
I'm still haunted by the death of Etika and one of the last things he said before he shut off the camera. "The world is better off without me." People, the world is NEVER better off without you. Keep fighting. I'm rooting for you.
Brandon Padilla
Brandon Padilla:
I went to middle school with her she was so sweet. sending love and positive energy to her family. She will always be remembered as kind and sweet in my heart.
I'm in recovery from depression, and I feel better right now. But I can't say it will last forever. Whenever I hear of someone "losing their battle" with depression is like hearing of someone "losing their battle" with cancer. We all live on borrowed time. It's sad whenever almost anyone dies, but it's also the end of suffering with agonizing symptoms of an often fatal disease with no known cure. We have to stop thinking people can wish their depression away with a "better" attitude or just think their way out of it. I'm here because of medication and therapy. I also have stage 4 breast cancer, so I'm also here due to chemo and hormone treatments. Treating BOTH diseases keeps me alive and from getting very, very sick. I see the cancer as no more immediate than the depression. BOTH can kill me. BOTH need treatment. BOTH require me to pay attention and care. Depression threatens to take me off chemotherapy all the time. Losing my "battle" with either one will have the same result: death. So I fight. And when I die, I don't want people to think I "lost." Each day I'm still here is another day I WON to get to spend with people like you!!

EDIT: Thank you for the kind and encouraging comments.
Nathan Harris
Nathan Harris:
You never know what another person is going through. So young.
This is so heartbreaking. You don't really know what someone is going through. I personally think unless we're in their shoes, we will never know.
Dylan Sloan
Dylan Sloan:
I’m 27, I’ve lost friends to suicide, so this really hit home for me. She seemed so happy & to have the perfect life but you never know what’s going on underneath. Always be kind to everyone because you don’t know if that person who u said that rude remark to instead of a nice one could’ve gotten the only nice thing said to them in weeks & just constant relentless bullying. Reach out to people & find some way to let out your emotions, talk to somebody. Don’t let anything stay bottled up.

There is always someone who cares.
Jose Chaparro
Jose Chaparro:
My wife lost her nephew to suicide he was 23 years old and I remember his 22 birthday we had a good time n I will always remember him as a happy young soul and then a year later he was gone, it shocked me and made me realize how fragile our mind really is, and how cruel life can be to someone to push them to the edge of self destruction. Everyone out their remember ppl care n love you no matter what don't hide it n be ashamed we all in this life together.
Michelle Bonardo
Michelle Bonardo:
I hope her soul is finally at peace. Wishing her family all the strength imaginable
Thomas Garcia
Thomas Garcia:
Started crying on this one! My Dad and brother committed suicide. Ya never know what goes on in the last moments. My heart goes out to this family. I am so sorry for their loss.
Jen Rivera
Jen Rivera:
you never know who is struggling. you're not alone! asking for help is the hardest thing ever.
Live by the golden rule, you never know what someone else is going through.
Rebecca 88
Rebecca 88:
I have depression too. I can only imagine the pain she went through. I'm so sorry she was hurting so much like this. I hope she's in heaven now and no longer has to suffer anymore. Her life mattered even if she didn't know it. She definitely put others before herself. I hope she is in a better place now and no longer has to feel the pain she felt here on earth. Hugs to her and her spirit. And my deepest condolences to her family and friends.
Corey T
Corey T:
It’s scary 😟 she appeared so bubbly and happy, no one would have ever known. She had a great job and seemed like things were going well. You just never know!
Kalia Johnson
Kalia Johnson:
She’s my age. I’ve been through some very dark times in my life but I’m glad I’m still here.
Online Life Guide
Online Life Guide:
She had a fiance, a great job, and was physically attractive. Sometimes we envy other people thinking how perfect their life is compared to our own, but we never know what they might be struggling with. Always be grateful for your blessings and always be kind, considerate & empathetic to other people. You might save someone with kindness and paying attention to them. And you'll certainly save yourself by consciously practicing gratitude, embracing the blessings and knowing that nothing and no one is perfect.
Lilia Valin
Lilia Valin:
May she Rest In Peace……. She always had such a beautiful smile and always had a good positive attitude!
God Bless her and her family!!!
Richard Casados
Richard Casados:
It breaks my heart that another young soul has been lost to this ongoing struggle. We should never judge each other because none of us know what battles we fight personally. My prayers go out to her family during this difficult time. 🙏
john walsh
john walsh:
This is so heartbreaking, such a beautiful person.♥️
captin hindsight
captin hindsight:
So sad, at the young age of 27 she still had so much life left to live, prayers to her and her family, may she Rest In Peace 🙏
Randy Stevens
Randy Stevens:
I just loss my oldest daughter to suicide, and then my oldest son to drug overdose just within a couple months. You never know what's going through their minds, and as a parent, the first thing you do is blame yourself.
I read today her good for nothing fiance called off thr wedding and always compared her to other women. I knew her suicide was as a result of heartbreak. These men will kill us. Rest in peace Neena. I am so sorry it got to that.
Felicia Marsh
Felicia Marsh:
My heart goes out to Neena's family. I shall keep them lifted in prayer for continued strength, healing, and comfort. I know their pain. I lost my oldest son ,Ari, to suicide in February. It has been a painful journey. R.I.P. Neena.😢💔🙏
Patrick John Ross
Patrick John Ross:
I have no idea who she was ...now I do... and I am so sad. She looked incredibly warm. Bless her family and they cope with this,. May she Rest In Peace <3 Please seek help if you are feeling suicidal - people love you!
You never know what someone going through so be kind, respectful & genuine no matter what!
Bodhi Swayze
Bodhi Swayze:
It's so sad, but unfortunately it seems that people with the biggest hearts and the most love for others often don't show themselves the same kind of love and care. Rest easy beautiful. My heart just aches for her family...
Such a beautiful, vibrant woman. You never really know who’s suffering, most likely the person standing next to you smiling.
Be good to everyone, you might just unknowingly save a life that day.
Dr.K _
Dr.K _:
I'm extremely sorry and shocked to hear this. You always think you'd know if someone is in trouble, but people with depression and other issues become masters of hiding it.
Oliver McLeod
Oliver McLeod:
You never know what someone is going through. RIP x
Tricia E
Tricia E:
My heart breaks for her parents and siblings. I know exactly how they feel and how they really will never get answers that make sense. Yes, it's the adults with the biggest hearts, smile, humor that hide the deepest pain as not to burden others and think , mistakenly, that ending their lives is the only solution to their problems with life. We lost my beautiful youngest daughter age 32 to suicide March 25th 2020. She was married and her husband had the traumatic experience of finding her, dealing with investigation at 1 am and then having to call one of my older girls and it just went from kid to kid to her dad then knocking at my door 10 hours after her death. No signs , she did leave notes to her husband of 3 years, and had it planned for 3 months before as per the printouts we found. He knew she was struggling with her anger and depression, but did not let us know just how bad it was. But neither did she. She was intelligent had her Masters in nutrition, was a rock n ice climber, traveled and hiked Peru and Africa. She was physically fit, and even at death her body was in perfectcondition, obviously her mind wasn't. ., missing my 4th child Meghan Elisabeth. Her birthday is in 13 days...,she will be 35
This hits home. I’m a recovering alcoholic and a suicide attempt survivor. Please please talk to someone. You aren’t alone
I think her being happy in the outside and giving all that good vibes to other people was her way of hiding what she truly feels inside, probably going through a lot and didn't want anyone to see that. It's terrible when they think they can't talk to anyone how they feel and they think they had to keep that image that they couldn't take it anymore and just end their lives
Courtney Huggins
Courtney Huggins:
Very sad! May she Rest In Peace! Always check on your loved ones, send a text, call them, anything because you never know. Condolences to her fam!
Mabelina Durán
Mabelina Durán:
This hits home. I went through a dark time and I felt so alone like noone would care if I left. It has nothing to do with having money, being attractive,having all the love and success. I had a good childhood and met awesome people from everywhere, studied at a good place, lived in another continent...To anyone thatd be enough to not feel alone nor wanting to end it all.
The truth of the matter is when you feel in such a dark place it's hard to get out and get help early.
I developed anorexia, depression and G.A.D which made me feel super alone and like a failure to my family. I was able to get help and realized my mind was playing tricks on me.It's a long road.
To anyone struggling with their mental health: Don't loose hope. You're so loved and you matter.❤
Greg Lopez
Greg Lopez:
I lost my nephew to suicide back in 2018. I miss him. I wish I could've been there for him when he was desperate. Rest well young lady.
Marla Baldwin
Marla Baldwin:
This is so terribly sad. My heart goes out to her family, friends & all who knew & loved her 😞💔
Cindy LouWho
Cindy LouWho:
Depression sucks but never forget your mom or sister like that… my family luckily cares enough to talk to me whenever I’m at my lowest. That’s what got me through the roughest of times, now I just take life one day at a time. It’s never your fault, just remember that.
And she looks so happy but shows how you never know what a person is going through always check on friends and family ALWAYS! 💕💕💕
Lawson Patterson
Lawson Patterson:
Absolutely heartbreaking 💔
My condolences to all who loved her.
RIP. Never judge someone, you never know what it's like to walk in their shoes.
Nigel Woodley
Nigel Woodley:
Having lost my 2 best friends to suicide, I feel so much for ALL involved, victim included. Nobody wants to get to that depth to be able to do such a thing. Everyone lost by suicide is an Absolute Tragedy 🙏May She Rest In Peace 🙏🏻
Karen Bianchini
Karen Bianchini:
Absolutely HEARTBREAKING! My deepest sympathy & my prayers go out to her family/friends & co-workers. 🙏🙏🙏
Dana Kircher
Dana Kircher:
This is tragic. My heart goes out to the family, friends, and fiancee'.
Always check on the ones who brighten everyone elses lives and who seem like they're always doing well. Depression or suicidal thoughts aren't always visible.
Rest In Peace Neena💐💜
She had a lot of her life ahead of her especially for 27. What a heart breaking tragedy. 😔
People don't understand how serious suicide is. I lost my dad when I was 7 and it will forever affect my every day life. People joke about it too much and don't take it seriously for real watch out for your people!
Jerome Hill
Jerome Hill:
Rest In Peace to her. She had a long life ahead of her 😢
Dave Gogel
Dave Gogel:
She was so beautiful. My heart goes out to the family.
Christine H
Christine H:
So so sad. Such a young beautiful daughter, sister and fiancė, with a lot of life to look forward to. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and may Neena rest in peace. 🙏🏻🌹❤️
Daniel Harding
Daniel Harding:
She encouraged people to wake up with a smile... When she needed one herself.
If you, or anyone you know, needs help, don`t worry. Just remember, if one person`s love is plenty, and love can spread to its billions.
RIP Neena, go to Heaven with a smile.
Sacred •77
Sacred •77:
I'm so sorry for the family's loss of this radiant, beautiful, woman. Prayers 🙏🏼 and wishing you 🕊️ in a difficult time.
Kelly Stephens
Kelly Stephens:
She was so beautiful!!! Rest in paradise, you will be missed 💔
Mustang Sally
Mustang Sally:
My deepest sympathies to her family and friends!!!❤
She seemed like a beautiful person, RIP ♥️
Tony H Robinson Jr
Tony H Robinson Jr:
I feel so bad for her family and friends! She seemed so happy and bubbly. Rip Neena.
Jennifer Robinson
Jennifer Robinson:
I am so sorry 😞 for your loss. Prayers 🙏 and ❤️ love for the family!!
Always struggled with those types of thoughts. I still do. My best friend died that way, not long after we graduated from college.
Fay Knox
Fay Knox:
I lost my mom to suicide....RIP young lady.
Whoever's reading this, i pray that whatever you're going through gets better and whatever you're struggling with or worrying about is going to be fine and that everyone has a fantastic day! Amen
Jonny Kyle
Jonny Kyle:
So sad. Such a beautiful young lady! 😥❤️ RIP
Shaylin Monk
Shaylin Monk:
Amazingly beautiful, great paying job and well respected. Proof you can seem to have it all but still feel empty inside
Allexis Green
Allexis Green:
Man, breaks my heart. I know the feeling of pouring into others so much your cup is empty, God bless her and her family
Live in a world that says life is meaningless, this will just continue to happen at an accelerated rate. Condolences to her family.
tedson kabiru
tedson kabiru:
Sad story.
My condolensces to all her family, friends and colleagues.
Be helpful and have a care attitude at work towards everyone.

Such a good young lady dying by suicide is painful.
Stronggamer Girl
Stronggamer Girl:
RIP , such a beautiful person inside and out 😭
Summer Olson
Summer Olson:
Sending healing light ✨️ 💛 and love to her family.
Ken McIntyre
Ken McIntyre:
So sad! Prayers and sympathies for her family, boyfriend and friends 💜
Chitown Sha Sha
Chitown Sha Sha:
I've been there before. My depression was so bad. I felt all alone l. I finally got help last year and I'm better now. No more suicidal thoughts. But this is heartbreaking because not everyone is strong enough to win this battle. It gets the best of you. 😔
I can see myself through her, I'm always smiling and happy around friends little do they know I'm actually very depressed and wish death every single day. RIP Neena.
Rosie RB
Rosie RB:
Rest In Peace to this lovely young woman. She’s 3yrs younger than me. I’ve been there before. I’m sure many of us have and many of us a feeling this way now.

Let’s make a few things clear…Depression has no look. The way someone looks shouldn’t be a measuring stick for mental health. It’s time to stop thinking this way! Rather a person is deemed attractive or unattractive by society standards doesn’t determine what’s in the inside.

I dealt with severe depression and meds caused me to hallucination. My psychiatrist checked me into a mental institution. The men, both patients and workers, were flirting and harassing me. They said things like I was too pretty to be there. And that I was trying to get attention. Kept asking why I was there and took my father for being my sugar daddy.

When you’re attractive, people assume you have no issues or you shouldn’t have any. And sometimes people don’t take you serious or minimise your suffering. In fact people take my anxiety for me being stuck up. No one is exempt from trauma or mental illness.
Monica Aasen
Monica Aasen:
So much love, thoughts, and prayers for the family 💕❤️💕💕
David Herrera
David Herrera:
Tragedy! My heart goes out to her family. May she rest in peace.
Samaul Redman
Samaul Redman:
This is so tragic to hear. As someone who has struggled with mental health at times my heart goes out to her family and loved ones. Such a beautiful woman and kind soul lost to soon. I can only imagine the trauma not only her family will deal with but what her fiance will have to deal with everyday for the rest of his life. I would never want that heartbreak, being there to love someone and wanting to help but they go like this. I feel for yall that's so sad to hear. God Bless you all. 🙏🏼
Karen Schlaegle
Karen Schlaegle:
Sending prayers to her family. 🙏❤️
Soap A
Soap A:
Sometimes I think about just ending it all too. But then what keeps me going is my family and friends. Extremely sad to see someone struggle that much harder and actually goes through with it. RIP Neena Pacholke
Erin S.
Erin S.:
the 27 club. so so so heartbreaking. it’s one of those moments in life where you can’t see the light on the other side of it. her still being a young adult, you have to remember at each point in life you’re the oldest you’ve ever been and you only have so much perspective on a situation. she could’ve gotten thru this but she just couldn’t see that at this time and it led to an ending in tragedy
Jophlo TheArtist
Jophlo TheArtist:
Devastating 🙏🏼
May her loved ones remain strong.
Danny Harris
Danny Harris:
Rest in peace, she was such a great person, always tried helping, making others feel amazing about themself and she was loving. Fly high!
Sarah Hayes
Sarah Hayes:
After having my first 2 kids and moving 2,000 miles away from everything I've ever known when I was just 21,I had terrible postpartum depression. It was beyond severe. It lasted around 5 years. I thought there was no way out. I was seeing shadow people everyday until the last time I saw one, it was right behind me, probably touching me, and IN COLOR! (I have photos 10 years later of a shadow person touching me when I thought they were gone!)

When I was going through my depression, my ex-husband later told me he had to get me off the balcony of our apartment. (I don't remember it.)
I tried to commit s****** again by medication, but a boyfriend caught me and threw my medication away and I all I did was sleep a long time.

The mind can be a cruel, cruel place if we let it.
Control your mind, and you can control everything.
So tragic. She was so young and beautiful. My condolences to her family.
Anne W
Anne W:
Rest in peace Neena. May your memory be blessed. 💐
Precious One
Precious One:
Heartbreaking. Prayers to her family.💐 Always love your family and friends as if it could happen, that may be there very thing that saves them from themselves.
Sandy K
Sandy K:
This is so very sad and tragic, please never hesitate to reach out and ask for help. My daughter lost her best friend who was also like a daughter to me by suicide a year ago. She had struggled with major depression most of her adult life, but her fiancé cheating on her pushed her over the edge. I’m sending many prayers for Neena’s family and friends.
Angel Candido
Angel Candido:
I lost my sister to suicide. Rest in peace Neena. Like my sister, we were lucky to have you for the time we did. ❤️❤️❤️❤️
that is sad, but this just shows again that you never know what someone is dealing with, even when they smile, they can cry inside. may she rest in peace 🙏
What a beautiful smile! God! Rest In Peace , who knows what she was dealing with 😓
i send her family, friends, fiance, and anybody who knew that beautiful smile so much strength. rest in peace 🤍
Roberto Tagle
Roberto Tagle:
As someone who struggles with mental health issues my heart goes out to her family. I offer my deepest condolences to her family and friends. May Neena Pacholje Rest In Peace. 🙏🏻💐
Wow I feel her sadness. My condolences to her family.
Annette Melnychuk
Annette Melnychuk:
After the death of my mother there moments I felt I was valued and wanted to end it all. People who have committed suicide did not want to die they wanted to end the pain they were going through
This is heartbreaking. I'm condolences to her friends and family...
Kathy Rama
Kathy Rama:
So sorry to all who love this beautiful lady. May God grant you strength during this difficult time.
JourneyMan Smitty
JourneyMan Smitty:
Sometimes we never know the true inner struggles what a person goes through on a daily basis😞
Latrell Jennings etc
Latrell Jennings etc:
The fact that this quite literally hit HOME with me since I live in Wisconsin hurts even worse
Bill Chief
Bill Chief:
It isn't fun being on the fine line between life and death trying to make a decision...
I feel for her family.
She was a beautiful person inside and out. May God rest her soul. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
fatigued dog
fatigued dog:
I'm so sorry for your loss and how sad she must have felt... Rest in peace
Jasen Smith
Jasen Smith:
May she Rest In Peace!! You never know what's someone is going through.
Seafood Diablo
Seafood Diablo:
Dang what a tough break, hope the family figures out how to cope with this loss.
Zachary Brown
Zachary Brown:
My heart goes out to her and her family