I was cutting every day when I talked to a HopeCoach.
It was not a pretty sight. I was dragged down by everyone around me. 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 landed myself in the hospital. I had no desire to change, so those 7 days were the absolute worse. I still had to go home to an abusive father. I had no hope in my heart.
But then I talked to a HopeCoach, and I couldn't stop thinking about what that HopeCoach said to me:
Could I actually be worth something?
That question thrived in me for the next 7 months, but I still couldn't stop cutting, and I still wanted to die.
So I reached out to TheHopeLine again and with the help of my HopeCoach this time, I was able to admit myself to the mental health unit of our local hospital again. This time with pure hope in mind. I wanted that recovery!
Thriving and Giving Back
Since that day, almost a year ago, I have been clean from self-injury and I have been thriving! I'm now the assistant with an organization that dedicates itself to helping young women be free from self-injury. See what a little hope can do! 🙂
Colleen got help from a HopeCoach as well as an organization TheHopeLine is partnered with called Door of Hope. If you struggle with Self-Harm, let those same words sink into your heart...You. Are. Worth. Something.
If you are ready to thrive and recover, this guest post by Door of Hope Founder, Debra Cornacchia, gives great insight into getting help for self-harm, A Door of Hope for Cutters
Photo Credit Annie Spratt