This blog post is part of the Suicide Prevention Awareness Month blog tour in partnership with Debt Drop. If you are feeling suicidal, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text HOME to 741741.
When Thenmozhi was a young girl, her father committed suicide. He took out a loan to purchase a car and couldn’t pay it back. He left behind two daughters (one with special needs) and a wife.
Unfortunately for his family, they come from what’s known in India as “the untouchables”, where they’re the poorest of all. Thenmozhi’s mother and sister make a meager living gluing together matchboxes in their shack. Also unfortunately that they’re females, which if you know anything about India, it’s really difficult for females to thrive, especially a widow. [Read more…]