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TheHopeLine Saved My Life

Happy African-American TeenagerMy mother was losing her mind. And I had no idea how to deal with it. On one hand, I hated her for not being strong enough to deal with something like this. On the other, I felt bad for hating her and wanted to do everything I could to save her.

I actually stumbled upon this website looking up ways to commit suicide.

And I am so glad I did. I connected with a HopeCoach and she listened…just the way I needed her to.  At the time I was sitting in front of the computer with a bottle of Promethazine tablets in my hand. The HopeCoach was so understanding and she helped me to look at what I would be leaving behind if I died. It was an incredible thing she did for me. She even prayed with me.

The Hopeline saved my life.

Thank you!

-Mya

If you or a friend need support right now, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, 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.

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