Stories

Patrick’s Story: I tried to kill myself

Patrick’s Story All my life no one, my age, ever really liked me.  I was that kid that smelled even thought most of the time I didn’t.  Anyway, when I was 14, men started emailing me asking to be my friend; something I never really had.  I hesitated at first, then I met one of them….

Leah’s Story: My Parents Got Divorced

My Parents Got Divorced When I was 10 years old, my parents got divorced. They were always arguing and fighting. My dad was cheating on my mom, with a woman named Lisa. He would always come home so late, and sometimes he didn’t come home at all. I was very depressed and I didn’t know…

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 of 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…

Coy’s Story: Suicidal and Ashamed

Coy’s Story I spoke with a HopeCoach name West last week. I had googled “Suicide Help Line.” I was too ashamed to talk to someone over the phone but when I saw a chat option, I felt that would be safe enough. My life began to feel so heavy and dark inside. I knew it…