Hi! My name is Emilee. I've had a lot of ups and downs in my 14 years of living. Here are a few things that I've dealt with...anxiety about a friend self-harming, my Christianity, my sexuality, my mother's mental health and how it affected me and my family.
No One To Talk to Until I Found TheHopeLine
I had no one to talk to and no one to hear me. No one answered my cries for help. Then I found TheHopeLine. They have an amazing team of responders who are always there for you. They have always helped me and even prayed for me.
Here's one of my stories about TheHopeLine.
Conflicted About My Sexuality
I've been struggling with my sexuality for a long time now, I'm only 14 but I have been thinking about it for a while. I think I may be bi-sexual and growing up in the church I was scared. I didn't know what to do being attracted to more than men. I was scared and felt hopeless. It was burrowing inside me, and it felt like I was slowly sinking into quicksand.
I had used TheHopeLine before, so I finally decided, maybe they can help me again. I chatted with TheHopeLine and right away I was connected to a HopeCoach. She helped me by really listening to me and asking me questions to help me think through my feelings. But then I had to leave the chat because it was late at night, and I had to go to bed.
The next day I connected with a different HopeCoach who pulled up the conversation from the night before so we could begin where I left off. Again, she was nothing but kind and never judged me, she just helped me think through my conflicting feelings. At the end of the chat, she prayed with me and encouraged me. I am now praying and hoping that God will give me clarity and help me.
There is Someone Who Cares
TheHopeLine has helped me so many times. I'm so grateful for this amazing group of people. If you have a problem and have no one to talk to, please don't hesitate to chat with TheHopeLine. They are a safe place to talk. I can't explain how much they've helped me and been there for me.
If you need someone to talk to you can chat with a HopeCoach or sign up for an e-mail mentor on our Get Help page. If you would like someone to pray for you, please visit TheHopeLine Prayer page and sign up to request prayer.