T&T: Girl hangs herself after failing exam

T&T: Girl hangs herself after failing exam

After failing an examination, which was followed by a disagreement with other relatives, a 17-year-old Form Four pupil hanged herself.

Aleisha Bridgeman, a pupil of the Mayaro Secondary School, was discovered hanging at her home in Upper Hillview, Readymix Village, Mayaro, on Monday afternoon.

Relatives said the teenager was depressed after failing the examination as she had always been a “straight-A” pupil.

However, with this tragedy, relatives took the opportunity yesterday while speaking with members of the media to plead with young people to never commit suicide, no matter how depressed they may feel.

“There will be more tests in the future. “Don’t do it. No matter how hard things might seem in the moment…hold on as it will get better,” Aleisha’s mother, Vanessa Bridgeman, said.

The grieving mother described her daughter as a well behaved and quiet young woman.

She recalled that her daughter first showed signs of depression last Friday after she arrived home.

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