1. The Beginning: A Sensationalised Suicide
It’s easy to ignore a suicide, even in a state like Tamil Nadu that records over 24% of suicides.
Everyone seems to have their fair share of family problems. (4,842 family issues-related suicides in 2014).
Everyone faces rejections in relationships. (512 ‘love failure’ suicides)
Everyone has their own exams to write. (238 exam/academics-related)
Despite the lack of counselling, awareness, intention, or helplines like Sneha, the suicides this year and that of 17-year-old medical aspirant Anitha in 2018 shook Tamil Nadu. It became a rallying cry for anti-NEET voices.