Although there are times in all of our lives when we can feel exhausted and overwhelmed, the unfortunate reality is that for some, those feelings can be close to an everyday occurrence.
Although mental health conditions can vary in severity and in how frequently they flare up, it's also true that the particularly rough periods in living with these issues can sometimes feel like they'll never end. And in particularly sad cases, some can even find themselves feeling as though they don't deserve to feel better.
This can all make it very easy to lose hope, which often puts people at risk of doing something they can't reverse. But it's important to remember that in these vulnerable times, even the right words can make a lifesaving difference.
And that's precisely why one woman keeps a vigilant watch over a local bridge to ensure it is never without her "notes of hope."
TW: this article contains depictions or discussions of suicide and may be triggering to some readers.
If you or someone you know needs help, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).