Contemplating suicide is a heartbreaking state for someone to be in. Sometimes, there are signs that someone is depressed and struggling, and we can try out best to help. But, other times, there is no way of knowing who is in need of guidance without being informed so by the affected person. Showing how much you care about someone goes a long way in these situations and thanks to Blake Moore, Kevin Walsh was able to give life one more chance.
In a Michigan Bible camp, a 13-year-old Kevin was randomly approached and given one of the most memorable compliments of his life.
The prettiest girl I’d ever seen walked right up to me and said “black is a good color on you.” No idea why. He wrote on his Quora story. This girl happened to be the girl that one day would save his life.
After the said interaction, they exchanged AIM screen names because yes, it was cool at the time and eventually, went their separate ways – but he always managed to think about her.
Fast forward to Kevin’s senior year of high school and things started to go down hill. He recalls it as simply dumb high school stuff that at the time seemed like the end of the world. Leaving a note behind, Kevin directed himself to the site in which he planned to end it all until a phone call by an unknown number appeared on his screen.
“Somewhere between 5 and 10 seconds before I would have committed suicide, my phone rang.”
I would have to completely disagree with the saying “curiosity killed the cat” because in this case, it saved one. After basically dragging it out of him, Blake was finally informed of the situation. Shocked, she talked him out of it and basically made him promise to call her the next day.
Long story short, they remained friends till Kevin decided to go big or go home and finally professed his love for her and eventually proposed last year on a trip to Switzerland.
And they lived Happily Ever After..
Kevin shares his story with a purpose and that is to spread the importance of speaking up. If you are contemplating suicide please tell someone, anyone. Let others care for you and vice versa because although this story had a happy ending not all of them do.
If you or someone you know needs help, call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. You can also text HELLO to 741-741 for free, 24-hour support from the Crisis Text Line. Outside of the U.S., please visit the International Association for Suicide Prevention for a database of resources.