In a heartbreaking turn of events, a 10-year-old girl took her own life. In a note she left behind, she said it was to make her mum, “the happiest woman in the world”.
The tragedy occurred in Mexico on 6 January 2019, when the Christian festival of Three Kings Day is celebrated. On this day, traditionally, Spanish children receive presents from their family.
‘I want to ask my mum to be calm, not to work a lot, the best present I can ask is her happiness”, wrote the child…
10-year-old girl took her own life to ‘make mum happy’
The girl, known as Evelyn Nicole N, was apparently blamed for her father leaving home.
She also thought she was, “a pain and a ruin” in her mother’s life. Apparently, she was told that she shouldn’t have been born…
This is what she wrote in her letter:
“Dear Three Kings, I only want to ask you my mum will be the happiest woman in the world after I will not be here any more as I am only a pain and a ruin in her life since I was born, as I was the reason my dad left our house.
“I want to ask my mum to be calm, not to work a lot, the best present I can ask is her happiness. And I hope some day you remember me and in the sky, finally, you hug me.
“I think the best present for the Three Kings is if I kill myself. As you always said to me I wish you had never been born.
“I love you so much, mum, I know the Three Kings do not exist but I give you this great present.”
Authorities are currently investigating the incident.
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Mums and dads, let’s remind our children that there is always a way out. That, there is nothing embarrassing about seeking help. It is okay to not be okay.
Here are some helplines in Singapore in case you or your child need counselling or help:
- Samaritans of Singapore (SOS): 1800-221-4444
- Call AWARE on 1800-777-5555 (Mon-Fri 3 pm- 9:30 pm)
- Singapore Association for Mental Health: 1800-283-7019
- Institute of Mental Health: 6389-2222 (24 hours)
- Teen Challenge: 1800-829-2222
- Touchline: 1800-377-2252
- eCounselling Centre (eC2): 6787 1125
- MeToYou Cyber Care: 6274 6904 / 9173 1766
- Tinkle Friend: 1800-2744 788
(Source: The Sun)
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