Hi, my name is Kristin and this is my story:
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 I turned 11 and I still sometimes think it will never end.
But tonight, I was shown the love of God by the Hope Coach I talked to. Even though it seems that no one understands my dangerous hallucinations, the coach was extremely compassionate as I explained my situation to her.
I Don't Have to Be Afraid Anymore
She helped me push those voices out of my head so I could focus on the truth: God is love and is protecting my life. I don't have to be afraid anymore. Even though these voices will continue to attack my head, I can always remember that God is on my side. The voices are gone for tonight and I can finally sleep in peace.
Thank you HopeLine for taking the time to listen to my story and help me through one of the hardest nights of my life!
Resources for Self-Harm and Suicidal Thoughts:
We have a partnership with Door of Hope, an organization that specializes in helping people who self-harm. Door of Hope has crisis care advocates that provide free services via texting, email and phone. Please check them out - Door of Hope
When your suicidal thoughts start to run around in your mind, you can contact any one of the organizations listed here - Suicide Prevention Resources.
You also might benefit from reading how Amanda broke free from her struggle with self-harm - Breaking Free From Self-Harm
And please read this to remind yourself of reasons it is worthwhile to keep working at life - Why Say No to Suicide
If you or a friend need support right now, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988, for free confidential, 24/7 help. Head here for a list of crisis centers around the world. For additional help, please visit the suicide prevention resource page.