4 Ways to Keep Your Friends Safe

April is National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (#SAAPM). That’s why this month, RAINN, a partner of TheHopeLine, is highlighting the important role that friends play in keeping each other safe. It’s about stepping up and showing you “C.A.R.E.” You have the ability to make a difference by intervening in a way that fits the…

Death by Loneliness

The Loneliness Was Too Much Everybody get’s lonely from time to time…it’s human nature. I was kicked out of my old high school for bad attendance. I felt like a failure when I was forced into an alternative school. (Which surprisingly turned out to be a better school then my old one!) Thankfully, I was with…

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6 Steps to Change Your Life

How to Change Your Life Guest Blog is written by: Susan Gillpatrick, MEd, LPC, CTS with Centerstone (a not-for-profit organization, they have provided a wide range of mental health and addiction services to people of all ages for more than 50 years) The Courage, the Risks and the Rewards Life can be difficult and uncertain, especially…

Self-Injury

I was cutting every day when I talked to a HopeCoach. It was not a pretty sight. I was dragged down by anyone you could possibly think of. My father was a very abusive man. I would get hurt for just simply being in the same room as him. I attempted suicide and after my…