"I was living a normal life. Everything seemed happy. I had completed my MBA, had an opportunity to visit France as part of an exchange program, and after that I was going to work in Bangalore.
However, my life took a very dark turn when I received the horrifying news of my mother’s suicide. I hadn’t had the faintest idea that she would do this. I had known that there were troubles, but she always assured me that she loved us too deeply to leave us alone. I was 23 and my brother was 19.
It took us some time to come to terms with the tragedy. After picking myself up, all I wanted to do was to research suicides, suicidal tendencies, anxiety and depression. During my research, I got to know about organisations that work towards suicide prevention. I wanted to understand their work better. I started to visit a few of them to know more.
I knew I could not have saved my mother. However, I wanted people who suffer from anxiety and depression to understand that suicide is not a solution; I wanted to inspire them to live.
My first attempt at this cause was through my debut book, which was dedicated to my mother. The desire to help others in a similar situation as my mother, made me conceptualize my second book. I decided to work on a fictional photo book to create awareness about suicide prevention. Saurav Anuraj, the photographer for the book, and I are raising funds for the publication.
The book portrays the journey of a girl who decides to end her life one day. It attempts to raise awareness about suicide prevention and motivates us to re-think our lives and the problems we face. "