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How to Overcome Social Anxiety

Do you ever feel uncomfortable in social situations, especially around people you’ve never met?  Are you envious of that person who is always the “life of the party,” appearing so confident, and having fun, even in new situations. If you have given up hope that you will ever be less than awkward in a social…

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Unspoken But Not Unheard

[Video] Unspoken But Not Unheard Meet Mariah.  She almost gave up on life.  Here is her powerful story and she has an encouraging message for YOU. I’m Mariah. If everything went as planned I would be dead – 4 years now BUT that plan didn’t work.  And I’m here for a reason….actually a million reasons.  Since high…

Overwhelming Sadness and then Hope

Overwhelming Sadness and then Hope

Two years ago my best friend was killed in a car accident.  He wasn’t just my best friend…he could have possibly been my soul mate.  And I haven’t accepted his death, so my head is still stuck in 2013 rather than 2015.  I was in too much shock to take it all in and now…

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Choose Friends Wisely

Choose Friends Wisely Guest blog is written by Jeffrey Dean.  Jeffrey Dean, aka, JD is a motivation speaker and has spoken to over 3 million teens.  He is also an ordained pastor, counselor, and author. NOTE: This is his column Choose Friends Wisely which appeared in Forward & Direction Magazines, Summer 2015. When I met Jason, he was seen as a…

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My Night Started With Cutting

I started my night by cutting. The hallucinations in my head were taking over any thought I could possibly have of getting out of this situation alive. All I could hear were voices telling me to give up, about anger and hatred and constant ideas of death and suicide. I have been through hell since…

5 goals for best school year ever

5 Goals for the Best School Year Ever

5 Goals for the Best School Year Ever The new school year always brings with it plenty of new challenges. Check out this video from TheHopeLine and then read this blog to learn 5 GOALS that will help you have the BEST SCHOOL YEAR EVER. Shawn wrote the feelings of millions of students: “I don’t…

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Just Say Hi

In high school, in the mornings, on the way to my locker, while everyone else was hanging out talking to each other, I noticed this girl, always sitting alone in her homeroom classroom…..every morning, just sitting by herself.  I had no idea who she was; I had been at the same high school and with…

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What is an Email Mentor?

Listen to Chelsea’s story of how her email mentor saved her life. Video Transcription: Hi, my name is Chelsea. I was dealing with so much when TheHopeLine and the email mentor helped me. I was cutting myself daily and I was seriously considering suicide. I was raped a few years prior and just had so…

I chatted with Emily, a HopeCoach, and she was so helpful.

My Social Fear

I am thirteen. I had a little group of friends. My family was united. I had an awesome life until my parents’ divorce when I was nine. After that, everything went down. I started becoming more and more afraid of meeting new people or even old friends. I was afraid of even making eye contact…

Pain Inside I Couldn't Deal With

Pain Inside I Couldn’t Deal With

It started right before entering my senior year in high school. I was tired. Tired of people. Tired of my overbearing parents. Tired of sharing everything with my twin. Tired of life. I attempted suicide when I was at the tender age of 16. I totaled my car by hitting a pole at a whopping…