Dealing with Depression: TheHopeLine Saved My Life

My name is Izzy and this is my story:

I have been dealing with depression for eleven years. My sister passed away and my life changed completely. Then my Aunt passed away from suicide. Then on my Aunt's birthday, my grandmother died, of old age. I was abused by my father. My parents divorced, and my mom found a really cool guy who became my stepdad. I loved him until he started putting me down, shoving me out of the house, getting so close to me that when he yelled he would spit on me.

I have been bullied at school to the point where I'm afraid to be myself and talk to anyone because of fear of being laughed at. I have a really bad life here. And I have attempted suicide three times already.

TheHopeLine Saved My Life

But I came to TheHopeLine. My Coach talked to me and listened to me. I had been so scared to talk, but here I was safe. I am so glad because I had my pistol ready. Thank you so much.

If you are also going through a lot, don't give up. There is hope.
~ Izzy

Sometimes life seems filled with such pain, sadness, and hurt that we think we can't handle it anymore. Our minds convince us life will always be this hard and will never get better.  But we are here to tell you that while we fully understand how impossible things may seem, don't give up.  Life can get better. 

If Izzy can walk away with hope, so can you. But you need to want help. You need to decide you are worth fighting for. We believe you are worth it and so does God.

If you or a friend need support right now, please visit the suicide prevention resource page. Head here for a list of crisis centers around the world.

Dawson McAllister
Dawson McAllister, also known as America's youth pastor, was an author, radio host, speaker, and founder of TheHopeLine. McAllister attended Bethel College in Minnesota for undergraduate work where he graduated in 1968, began graduate studies at Talbot School of Theology in California, and received an honorary doctorate from Biola University.
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4 comments on “Dealing with Depression: TheHopeLine Saved My Life”

  1. I just now figured out what this was. My friends have told me I absolutely needed help. I didn’t want to tell my family. This is my only hope here

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