We all have things we deal with...problems, conflict, abuse in our lives. It's hard to know who to talk to, who will listen and not judge, who will offer good advice and not just say the first thing that pops in their head., who will understand but not let your issues affect the way they feel towards you. That's why TheHopeLine is here. It's a safe, non-judgmental place to talk about your struggles. Here are a few courageous people that reached out for help and found TheHopeLine in time to help them in their time of need. Talking about it - CAN HELP.
I made some bad choices over the summer resulting in therapy to try and better myself. Once the therapy stopped, my feelings got worse. I tried reaching out to friends and family, but no one was really there to help and some friends and family members even caused more problems for me. I started to have suicidal thoughts once again and harmed myself for the first time in several years.
The conversation with my HopeCoach helped me get these things off my chest and showed me that I mattered.
They made me realize the good things I have to look forward to, helped me realize that I do matter, and showed me some new resources in case I get worse again.
My conversation with my HopeCoach helped me immensely!
When I found your site I was skeptical at first, I never told anyone about my dilemma. When I was very little my brother, who is ten years older than me, started abusing me. He would make me do sexual things to him and do things back to me that I didn't want. He repeatedly did things to me that was and never will be right. He threatened to kill me and my mom (he was my step brother and we shared the same father) and I was scared to tell anyone in fear of being hurt by him.
When I was 5, he went too far and took my virginity. When I was 5 years old! That was the line for me and I had the guts to tell my parents and he was sent to jail. I blocked these things out of my mind until a year ago...memories flooded back and I couldn't control myself. I started self-harming. When I found out he had been allowed out of prison, I was so scared that I tried to commit suicide.
When I found this website I was in lots of pain and telling my story really helped me and I'm in a better place now.
Thank you, you really helped me.
Talking to a wonderful person through email over the past few years (I am now 25, started talking to him when I was 22) has really helped me. He checks in on me once or twice a month to see how I am doing. This guy has really helped me see the good of life and I learned a lot from him. I am now in college being successful.
Thank you for saving my life before it got too bad where it could have killed me. You all rock!