Although we can almost all agree that last year was the worst that many of us can remember, the unfortunate truth is that each year is somebody's personal worst.
And when life gets as overwhelming for them as 2020 was for us, it gets frighteningly easy to tell yourself that there are no options for turning things around. In those dark moments, the temptation to do something life-threatening can become overpowering.
But whether it's because of fate or good fortune, some of those who found themselves on the brink of suicide have come across unlikely saviors who were able to convince them to give life another chance.
If you or someone you know needs help, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).