I do not know how she was feeling before the fatal act.
I do not know what was going on in her life.
I do not know the reasons for such despair.
I do know that anyone can have such thoughts and take their own lives, whatever background, race, age, gender, culture…
I do know that suicidal thoughts can frighteningly real – I have been there before.
I do know there are 800,000 suicides in the world every year. (World Health Organization)
I do know that many suffer in silence, unable to articulate the pain, not even knowing they are in pain.
I do know we need to talk about these difficult topics more so we can save lives.
I do know we can help make a difference.
Let it not be in vain.