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A Door of Hope for Cutters

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Self-injury, also known as cutting is a deliberate injuring of the body which is usually done in secret and NOT for attention, but as a cry for help. However self-injury is a temporary fix to a deep rooted problem. Cutting brings release when dealing with overwhelming emotions. A destructive cycle of needing to cut yourself, followed by guilt and shame, becomes a cycle of addiction. Door of Hope offers a phone line and real help.

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You are not what your scars reveal, you are worth much more!

A common reason for self-injury is to get relief from overwhelming emotions. Cutting is like a “silent scream” often trying to release feelings you cannot express with words. Emptiness, low self-esteem, fear, depression and anger are emotions you might be able to identify with. Research indicates a connection of self-injurious behavior with a history of trauma or abuse. This may include but not limited to sexual, physical, verbal abuse.

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The team at Door of Hope 4 Teens believes that faith in God can begin to repair the damaged areas in your life. He will give you the strength to recover. Never lose hope…

junge Frau schaut Richtung SonneDoor of Hope is a safe place when you can begin your journey towards freedom.  You are not alone in your struggle. They help teens all over the world. Recovery is a process and they can help you discover the person that you were meant to become. You can begin to move past your scars and start living a “new life.”

Their trained crisis care advocates will listen to your story and not judge you. They offer encouragement, resources and prayer as they help you learn new coping skills that are a healthy release and point you in the direction on the path that God has intended.

Its ok…you dont have to be religious to contact them. God is not mad at you! He wants you to be free from your emotional pain and through building your faith and know that you are not what your scars represent.

If your reading this, deep down you do want to stop cutting. Take a step towards your recovery and contact Door of Hope today. If you are 13 or over then contact them, they would love to chat with you. All conversations are kept confidential.

You can be set free…contact them today to get help. TEXT, CALL, OR EMAIL.

TEXT or CALL: 914.393.1904 or 615.746.7319


Debra Cornacchia, founder of Door of Hope 4 Teens shares from her heart:

“My message to teens and young adults is that secrets grow in the dark. The light of Christ will bring truth and healing for your present and future. As a teen I struggled with  depression, low self-esteem and self-injury. I had feelings of shame, guilt and anger and cutting provided a “quick fix” and became my best friend. I fell into a trap of the secret addiction of self-injury and believing in dark lies about myself and my future. Recovery is a process of change. I can celebrate that I have overcome self-injury and live a life of complete restoration. Now my life’s work is to encourage and guide youth in their recovery. Lets us help you realize that God will open the doors of hope and you can walk in the grace and freedom of self-harm. What he has done for me, he can do for you!”

“For I know the plans I have for you says the Lord, plans of good and not of evil, plans to give you HOPE and a future.”  –Jeremiah 29:11

For help with cutting and self-harm contact Door of Hope 4 Teens and check out TheHopeLine’s eBook, Understanding Self-Harm and Cutting.

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