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    The Teton Dam

    On June 5th in 1976 the dam broke in Southeast Idaho and washed away towns and communities all around where I lived at the time. Watching helicopters for weeks after fly over my house carrying dead cows is a vision that will never forget, or the fact that my grandmothers house...
    mtvlm mtvlm 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 13, 2009

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    He Nearly Killed Me

    he had his hands around my throat and it all went black ,im sure i died for a few seconds ..
    imstillhere imstillhere 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 24, 2007

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    I struggle with eating.

    I suffice with one meal a day. At times, it's one meal a day mostly a protein with veggies. Later as the day progresses, I will nourish myself with several glasses of green food juice, it's thick and coats my stomach gently as I feel my digestive system is quite delicate at this...
    bemyvalentine bemyvalentine 56-60, F 2 Responses Feb 10

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    We are all survivors.

    I survived the crazy dope partying days, the opps I just got pregnant stage, **** got hitched to divorce at 27 to full time single mom and 12 hour crappy bartending shifts for 15 years. Went to jail for a good long *** minute for experiencing with drugs way to long. Lost my...
    Halebound4ever Halebound4ever 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    A second visit. The lord high jerk came to a

    nearby camp. To inspect cleanliness. Maybe. To pilfer left overs. Probably. Hes known for pilferring sites. Some abandoned. Some left by the deceased. Hes been spotted. And noticed being spotted. So he puts some stuff back if spotted. He honked...
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Jul 1

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    It'S Gonna Be A Good Book!

    I keep saying that I'm gonna write a book one day. It's gonna tell my journey in this crazy life. From the conglomeration of events that brought me into this world, to living under a bridge, homeless at age 6, to being a single mom at 18...all the way to wherever this road...
    mssjeb2000 mssjeb2000 36-40, F Apr 8, 2013

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    It's amazing how many things I survived.

    I attempted suicide various ways and didn't even reach a near point of death. I ate poison, tried choking myself, walk through a street that's always busy without looking both ways, went down a hill while riding a cruiser and jumped off to cause brain damage so I can die. It's...
    MariaAkumbaya MariaAkumbaya 16-17, F Sep 27

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    Survival In The Desert

    I was stationed in the American desert for a couple of years and at one point, was required to take part in a desert survival course, with no prior instruction. Eight of us were loaded in a truck and taken into the desert. The sergeant in charge dropped each of us off at a...
    stankadiddlehopper stankadiddlehopper 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 30, 2013

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    Last friday, people bothered me

    because i like girls and guys. They also called me fat, a loser....i was ready to give up. But my friend, Bella helped me. She reminded me that no matter how much people hate me, there will always be someone out there, and one of those someones was her. She said that she would...
    SuicidalKittens SuicidalKittens 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    I Survived, And Almost Escaped Many Things In My Life

    -eye surgery at 4 -almost drowning at 7 -a seizure at 8 -almost falling off a 100 foot cliff at 10 -being in a riptide at 12 or 13 -almost being run over MANY times, but especially this one time where I literally took one step off the road, and the car whizzed past me...going WAY...
    Naliruns Naliruns 18-21, F Jan 12, 2011

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    The Storms Are Passing...

    Sometimes I am caught up in a twist of winda challenge I not wish you to havefor if you aren't strongthis wind will take you upand throw you across the sea of darknessno matter where I landthe light still shines for mea lighthouse and the ends of the earthI follow iteven when I...
    bemyvalentine bemyvalentine 56-60, F 3 Responses May 10, 2012

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    On 27th of May 2014 I tried to attempt suicide.

    I was home alone and thought "Now is the chance!" I took a lot of pills and then waited for death. Six hours later when mom arrived from work I was laying on my bedroom floor, all shaking and could barely talk I told her to call an ambulance. When the ambulance arrived they...
    bivikivi bivikivi 16-17, F Jun 29

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    Anniversaries. April.

    Love left. June heart attacks. Dates of several Deaths of pals forcefully forgotten. Ep made me remember. So i tried to forget again. Success on deaths. But not a love leaving or heart attacks. Sigh.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Jul 12

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    ...at Least For the Night

    Sitting, legs crossed, back bent, arms wrapped around with my chin resting on my knee… a tight ball, rolled small, trying to become invisible. The water as hot as I can stand, stinging, beating, scalding, cleansing the pain away. I don’t believe in a god but at this...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 5 Responses Sep 12, 2007

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    I Raped An Sexually Abuse The Child, An Survived Your Injustice

         interpretations of words read an heard are basically (when it comes to a sexual crime) the same from every person who blames the adult man defending the female calling her the victim. for this true story to be realized by you how serious it is i say...
    1053rw 1053rw 61-65, M Nov 21, 2010

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    Broken

    I am 12.. Iv tried killing myself 3 times...but sadly other things got in the way.. So a few weeks ago my boyfriend went to Juvy...I was the best I could be..I stayed with him...He called me as much as he could..And I went through hell in school.. People told me it was my fault...
    SaveMeFromMyselfPlz SaveMeFromMyselfPlz 13-15 1 Response Mar 3, 2012

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    Growing Up With Monsters

    hi....... my name is 12206951 That's my prison id number. Thats the name from which i was tormented for the last six almost seven years. For me growing up was more like growing down. from the time i was thirteen i found myself becoming more immature as children my age started...
    faithfullrecovery faithfullrecovery 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 13, 2013

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    I Survived

    will makes this short..i survived many attempts of suicide due to a deep mental illness..last attempt was with otc meds..been 5 years on this blessed day of May1 since my last od..do know there is help ou there..
    gogogil38 gogogil38 26-30, F 2 Responses May 30, 2010

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    She was born, found herself in the hands of an

    unclear present. With a scar on her arm, and with a tongue that had to forget saying the word “mamma”. She left. As she was crawling, angels looked, and the great up above, smiled. Innocent eyes, and smile, that understood nothing, but some sort of living, they had no hand...
    sadsunset sadsunset 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Here I Am Without Him

    LOnely dark thoughts another death another friend more hidden pain suicide again what to do with myself as people die around me death was again seems more soundly peace sleep forever never a moment of pain think about how many peoples lives wouldnt be the same no guns no ropes...
    PlaygirlSiNeR PlaygirlSiNeR 18-21, F Jan 12, 2013

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    I feel like writing might help me heal. My ex left my house in early September to go back to her parents. She had asked to leave before and I told her to take it day by day and...
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    I have. And see so many people on here that battle it. If you need anyone to talk to I'm always here. I know it's hard to go through and sucks to go through it alone.
    YourSecret02 YourSecret02 13-15, F Nov 1

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    I've been sexually assaulted by 2 men, my ex boyfriend and my cousin, i will never forgive them, but in a way i'm stronger than i used to be I'm not hung upon it and i dont let it...
    johannaaosp johannaaosp 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 1

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    I was diagnosed in 1998 with Acute Lymphotic Leukemia. It hit me like a ton of bricks. I was 28, had my whole life ahead of me, or so i thought, I was making a lot of money, my...
    johnnystar4u johnnystar4u 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 2

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    I was a surviver. I was raped from 4th grade up until 9th. My rapist was my older cousin. I self harm and self hate because of him.
    LittleMissSelfHarm LittleMissSelfHarm 13-15, F 7 Responses Nov 3

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    recently my ex came to the place I work with her new "boyfriend" and her "kids". she complained about the food and want it replaced. Stay the **** away from where I work *****. go...
    jagart01 jagart01 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 3

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    my ex best friend made me believe that i should die and i cant make myself to not believe this anymore.
    paigedecker33 paigedecker33 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 10

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    This time last year, 2013. Hi Ziwen, I’m still alive. I’m sorry for being such a ****** up, and I can’t rly blame anyone for becoming like this, can I? I’m so sorry that...
    ziwen ziwen 16-17, F Nov 16

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    So I just got this account back. I guess I won't post as much things anymore. Farewell to my other account. :)
    ThereIsNoName ThereIsNoName 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 17

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    I hate the fact that dating is so stressful . I am literally afraid to give too much of myself because of 3 people who couldn't care less. It's a terrible feeling, wanting to be...
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 17

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    I always dream im with people i know (they change each dream , but they are mostly my relativeS) and we're like a huge family , but then i go to sleep in my dream and see that...
    nonorawi nonorawi 13-15, F 9 hrs ago

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    I am here to just let it out. This is my first post. My mother gave me my name sake inadvertently as a child by telling me the story of the Cipher in the snow. She was sharing a...
    Cipherinthesnow2014 Cipherinthesnow2014 36-40 9 hrs ago

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    I have a twin brother that survived Guillain-Barré Syndrome or GBS. He was diagnosed at the age of six and it took a year for him to get treatment and get over the disorder. GBS...
    tinytornado95 tinytornado95 18-21, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    The holiday season, Thanksgiving in particular, is not an easy time for me. I struggle at this time each year because I lost my Grandfather on Thanksgiving morning some years back...
    Indigolesbian70 Indigolesbian70 41-45, F 25 mins ago

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    The holiday season, Thanksgiving in particular, is not an easy time for me. I struggle at this time each year because I lost my Grandfather on Thanksgiving morning some years back...
    Indigolesbian70 Indigolesbian70 41-45, F 23 mins ago

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    Tuesday. Drove. Got phone replaced. Helped mentor help wife by speeding. Got no speeding tickets that we know of. Survived tired. Survived sad. Survived horny...
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 4

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    Two friends are chatting in a pub. -Have you heard that Mike died yesterday? -- Oh no! What happened to him? - He was about to pass our house driving his car when he crashed into a...
    eriongtk eriongtk 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 14

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    Standing Outside the FireI'm not a country music fan, but there are songs and artists I do enjoy. A friend's comment on a recent story of mine made me think of this song. I can...
    livelaughlovedream3 livelaughlovedream3 41-45, F 4 Responses Nov 3

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    When I was a young girl, curly blond hair ,blue eyes, sincere smile full of laughter and but very shy. Life seemed so easy . Until the age of 5. I remember all of the good times...
    zylahgirl zylahgirl 26-30 1 Response Nov 2

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    A lot of you know that my daughter Diana, and Diana's son Zachary 14 years old were murdered on August 5, 2014. She met a youth counselor that had become her friend. He had been...
    Alicehath Alicehath 56-60, F Nov 9

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    As we close out Remembrance Day I'd like to share this song.  It resonates with me because of my grandfather's story. The strain of war, despite the fact that he survived in...
    oneinawillian oneinawillian 41-45, M 7 Responses Nov 11

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    I needed to write this letter and wish I could send it to make him realised he hasn't broken me and never will. To my abusive husband, I have survived years of your drinking...
    Iamasurviv0r Iamasurviv0r 41-45, F 6 days ago

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    Back in 2003, I met this cute guy named Jason at a beach party. I was at the bar having a chat with a random person when Jason made a bold move, came to me (totally ignoring the...
    akeginu akeginu 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 27

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