Quinn's Story: I Jumped Off of a Freeway Overpass

Quinn's Story

I have always seemed like the happy one of my family. No one notices things that they don't want to. In September 2015, I jumped off a freeway overpass. I was in the hospital for over a month. I will have lasting impressions of the injuries I sustained for the rest of my life.

TheHopeLine has been here for me when I needed someone to talk to.

My family doesn't want to talk about it. My brother calls me the family cripple. My family views me as disabled. I might have a limp, and I might be depressed, but that does not make me any less of a person. I am embarrassed to say that I need help from my family, because it has been made into something to be ashamed of.

Thank you TheHopeLine,  for being the one place that I can go to talk.
-Quinn
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4 comments on “Quinn's Story: I Jumped Off of a Freeway Overpass”

  1. It’s new year 2019 in about 2 hours . I am currently with my husband . I can’t stop thinking about just throwing my self of out the freeway. I am just hurting so bad and my husband calls it being a little kid because I don’t get things the way I want . I can’t seem to see life the way he does everything just makes me cry and he told me to stop crawling under a ball and he claims he cares I just know that maybe he doesn’t really know what depression is really about I tried talking about it with my family memebers but they just seem to have their problems on their own

  2. I also did that, in 2014. I suffered a broken elbow, and i had to undergo a major elbow repair. I have struggled with my family not helping me. My family disowned me. I have not talked to them since. It has been almost three years. I know what it is like to have your family not to want to talk about it. I have the most amazing fiance, he actually caught me when i jumped. The paramedics the firefighters and the police all said that both should have died. But somehow we didnt. I understand exactly what you are going through. I found out that i have borderline personality disorder(bpd). I have been going to a specialized therapy that has helped me a lot. I recommend you find somewhere around near where you live to go to dialectical behavioral therapy (dbt). If you have bpd, then it will be good for you to get help for it. I love my life. I have learned that my bpd and my mild schizophrenia is what has caused me so much pain. I hope that if you have bpd, that your family will help you through your journey. I know that the more people who support you, the easier your journey will be.

    1. I'm underage, and I can't just go out and get a Therapist or whatever. My parents don't want to take me o one, they think that it was just a fluke, I was just 'feeling down that night'. Whatever. I''l explode sometime. They'll regret their inaction then.

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