Did you know that in 2001, 30622 people committed suicide in the United States?
And that suicide is the third leading cause of death for people aged 15-24?
And that the numbers are only rising?
Statistics are great. They get the point across. They're not hard to understand; they're clean-cut.
But who were these people? What made them tick?
I knew one of them. But it bothers me that I have no idea who the rest were. They have no identity aside from a number. And to most people out there, Eva is just like the others- just another statistic of teenage suicide.
People are not tidy numbers. They are messy.
Suicides aren't just suicides; at one point they were people.