The highlight of Jae-In’s day was receiving a reply from her crush, Jon-Young.
They had yet to meet, but their messages were what put a smile on her face after a long day at work as a counsellor at a suicide hotline.
With an upcoming date on Friday, curiosity got the better of her, and she googled his name.
She found his blog, with alarming details about a home life that sounded all too familiar.
Jon-Young’s depressed writings echoed one of her frequent callers at work, a lonely suicidal man bitter after the death of his mother and his father’s abandonment.
The facts were uncanny, eerie. Could Jae-In’s suitor be her suicidal caller?
Over the past 8 years, South Korea has the highest suicide rate among OECD countries. In 2011, the National Statistic Service reported that 15,906 people died committed suicide. About 1000 people who lose their lives every month – 43 people every day, one person every minute.
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