“Skaidrīte is one of the happiest people I have ever met. Her life seems picture perfect. But as a child she lived with her alcoholic mother, who was incapable of caring for her and her sister. Skaidrīte held her sister as she died of starvation. Starting at age eight, Skaidrīte lived in a series of foster homes. She was kicked, beaten, and forbidden to pray. She was treated like a slave. Over the years, she contemplated suicide.”
Years later, searching for hope, Skaidrīte entered an LDS meetinghouse.
—Leslie Nilsson, photographer
For more about Skaidrīte, click here.
To find out more about preventing suicide, visit lds.org/go/41738.