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5 Things You Should Never Say #depressed

  Until we get rid of the unacceptable stigma of mental illness, it’s going to be very hard for people to come forward for care. 5 Things You Should Never Say #depressed I’ve always wanted my radio show and TheHopeLine to be a place where people felt comfortable talking about the tough stuff. A place…

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Advice for Graduates

It’s really impossible to know the future, but you can know what your NEXT STEP is going to be. When you graduate, you’re sure to be overwhelmed with heartfelt congratulations, and maybe even fancy little books filled with syrupy platitudes about going after your dreams. While that’s all good, I’d like to offer a few…

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Sexual Assault

I was raped while taking the garbage out, right outside of my own house. I never saw who, but I’m hoping he will be caught soon.  I came to TheHopeLine because I was feeling alone and overwhelmed with everything.  Despite the support from my family and friends, I felt like I needed more. So we…

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Relationship

My best friend, who is a girl, and myself were having difficulties in our relationship. Our parents told us to stop talking because we were getting too close. When we finally were able to talk again, this girl told me we needed to kill the relationship. I didn’t know what this meant or what I…

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Overcoming Depression and Suicide

Anxiety, Depression, and Suicide – Chris Mora of Darkness Divided Chris Mora of Darkness Divided stops by HeartSupport (one of TheHopeLine’s partners) to talk about his personal battles with depression and a suicide attempt. Here is Chris Mora’s story: From Athlete to Wheelchair, Depression & Thoughts of Suicide – Garrett Russell of Silent Planet Garrett…

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Are you Depressed?

3 Keys to Recognizing and Understanding Depression Guest Blog is written by: Susan Gillpatrick, MEd, LPC, CTS with Centerstone (a not-for-profit organization, they have provided a wide range of mental health and addiction services to people of all ages for more than 50 years) Depression is a common illness that we often hear about, yet ironically…

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The Dangers of Prom Night

What could be more exciting than the prom? It’s the big event of the year. Prom Night is a chance for you and your friends to make special plans and go all out, spending a ton of money in hopes of having an awesome time. But lurking just below the surface are some dangers. Most of…

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Your Love Music Video

Your Love Music Video | Licy-Be (feat. Miss Lauren & Amanda McCleary) Licy-Be shares in her blog: “This song is intended to be fun, cheeky and light-hearted, however the lyrics are deep, expressing the love of God which draws us into worship and brings freedom!  I pray that this song reaches out and speaks deep…

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Suicide

All my life, I’ve never good enough for anyone. My half-brother raped me and made me sleep with him. When everything is going wrong, I can talk to someone HERE at TheHopeLine and I don’t feel alone. I’ve tried to kill myself three times in the past six months but TheHopeLine has helped me. Thank you for everything.  Thank…

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4 Ways to Keep Your Friends Safe

April is National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (#SAAPM). That’s why this month, RAINN, a partner of TheHopeLine, is highlighting the important role that friends play in keeping each other safe. It’s about stepping up and showing you “C.A.R.E.” You have the ability to make a difference by intervening in a way that fits the…