As we've previously reported, the show follows a high school student, Hannah Baker, who commits suicide and leaves 13 tapes behind for her peers. It is her peers who open these tapes, listen to them and try and figure out what kind of role they played in Hannah's decision to end her life. The series has been getting praise and backlash saying that it teaches people that everyone is going through tough situations yet on the other end of the spectrum also allegedly romanticizes suicide.
Celebrities have been quick to voice their opinion about Selena Gomez's passion project and now Eva is getting in on the conversation. She recently opened up about being a survivor of sexual assault which was something incredibly brave of her to do.
Now, she's opening up about suicide and admitting to the fact that she had thought about it before. Eva tells her story as eloquently as possible all while trying to fight back tears. 13 Reasons Why hit home for her because she said that she wanted to end her own life to show people and make people in her own life understand how much they were really hurting her. She said she felt that was the only way for them to get it, which is why she could really relate to Hannah.
Eva goes on to say that even though she thought about it and actually told her grandmother that she was going to do it, she didn't. Now, her life has come full circle and changed completely.
Among other things, she gives her viewers an idea of what to do if they ever feel super down and depressed with themselves or their lives. She advises making a list of things you want to accomplish. Maybe you won't be able to accomplish them for 50 years – but that's okay. It's what you have to look forward to that will keep you going, and that's what Eva's message is really all about.
This is one of her most candid and raw videos yet as she is wearing minimal makeup, sitting on her floor and just really pouring her heart out. It's incredible and we have a feeling she is going to help a lot of people which is exactly what her intention was.
If you or someone you know needs help, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.