"I was probably between five to 10 seconds away from taking my own life," said Kevin Walsh.
About 10 years ago, Walsh was a 17-year-old high school senior in Chicago. Struggling with "earth-shattering" depression, he resolved to take his life. The utter loneliness he felt led him to write a final note before taking his life.
Seconds away from doing the deed, his flip-phone vibrated with an unknown number.
“I thought, if there’s a semblance of eternity, I cannot spend it wondering who was on the other end of that phone call,” Kevin told PEOPLE.
“When I picked up and heard the voice, I knew it was her.”