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I Survived

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 185 People

    ...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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    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, 2014

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    Today was my first day on here.

    It was somewhat interesting. I'd do it again
    keeplookingatit keeplookingatit 36-40, M Jan 7

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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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    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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    You **** on gifts. Discipline yelling same

    as cussing. Friends got enough problems without pals bashing. Closed mind is worse than caring soul and hurts caring. You could never have done better than me. Expectations may have said you could but a sharp tongue and no control of it made me the best found and you...
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 11

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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    You cant damage me now.

    Maybe later because you scheme to conquer but not now. Right now i see my caring as better than your need to look better than me. Me could have left earth but me stays around to help your victims. Bark and beat and wreck everything because for now me will not let you rob...
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 11

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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 Nov 22, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    After having dark side of my life

    now i would say that everything felt much better ... everything seems so light ... i thought those days in pain and suffering won't pass but look at me now strong and healthy guess am back on track with life again... now its just a matter of making a better me :)
    Acire231002 Acire231002 22-25, F Mar 9

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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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    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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    Ambiguous header but true.

    I've survived suicide attempts (both my own and that of a parent), self-harm, domestic abuse of a parent, depression, anxiety, self-destruction and more.I want people to know that there's always another way. That you can live a normal life and that no matter how dark, there is a...
    DaniAllsopp DaniAllsopp 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Resisted peer pressure, survived from sticky social situations to relationships and fall outs with family and dealing with crazy out of control hormones! Never smoked, never done...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    i survived a bicycle accident,tho. My body was flying in the sky:for real it is my trouma. but i decided i'd challenge to ride bicycle again in my near future,next month. Hope i'd...
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F Mar 18

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    I survived an attack by a dropbear. It was when I was 12, my sister and I were waking home from school and decided to take a short cut through the bush trails... now normally only...
    CheekiiMonkey CheekiiMonkey 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 20

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    I don't know how to comprehend depression. it is so strange, it's easy to catch you off guard. it caught me when my dad died of pancreatic cancer in june of 2012. I am not the same...
    HannaTheSwedishChick HannaTheSwedishChick 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    I thought I was in love with my first serious boyfriend (15). <3 Until I found out he was just using me while dating some other chick. But I'm over it now and once and I while...
    Jessica4770 Jessica4770 18-21, T 2 Responses Mar 7

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    I decided to stop before it happened. I couldn't force myself to do it because of all my friends that I would miss.
    TheNameIAlwaysWanted TheNameIAlwaysWanted 16-17, T 2 Responses Mar 8

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    Who are any of you to say what a man can and can't do to your bodies. He has every right
    soph99ep soph99ep 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 9

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    I just want to crawl in a hole today. I left my emotionally abusive husband over five years ago, and yet I'm still dealing with the aftermath of his bullsh*t. The really hard...
    beesknees12 beesknees12 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 10

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    ~ CRY LOVE by John Hiatt~A moment of steel a dry-eyed houseDid he say goodbye to you or did you kick him out?I know you're not afraid to go aloneBut this was a marriage of spirit...
    NyxInvictus NyxInvictus 41-45 2 Responses Mar 12

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    My fault. And i pay often. Disabled. And they dont care much. Even if i can sue. Because courts love them. And believe them. Like deluded twins.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 15

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    I have and I am still doing my best to survive.. Process things out that these years did to me... I want more than survival now, I am hungry to thrive....
    sweetartventure sweetartventure 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    When i was 1 i had cancer until i was 5 and i was fine for a year but then it came back when i was 6 1/2 and i had it until i was about 8-9 luckily being cured with a blood...
    Milochan Milochan 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    To all Egyptians and Arabs in Britain .Egyptians and Arabs in London ,brighton and Bournemouth. Beware of this disingenuous man ..he had seen me shopping in one of the shops in...
    Powerlesss Powerlesss 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    September 4th 2012 I survived brain surgery with a meningioma tumor the size of a small orange behind my right eye. It was benign and successfully removed. It left quite a long...
    jamielove7777 jamielove7777 26-30, F 1 hr ago

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    She left him and he died, he left me but I survived because I survived, I used to die every day, every minute, and every second of my life... Things were different then, I used to...
    saudaminib saudaminib 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    I am a friendly person. I am social. I trust people easily. I don't know how to not trust people right away. I am very caring. I also am very forgiving and give people chances. I...
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F 4 days ago

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    In USA, everybody knows 9/11. Here in Japan, it is 3/11. The great earthquake (M9.1) that struck north 4 years ago. 18,500 people perished by the earthquake and the tsunami. Today...
    katsuobushi katsuobushi 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 11

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    last night I had a dream about "Titanic" it was the end or the movie, and Jack and Rose both survived,... they both went on that f******g broken door, and, they both f******g...
    Naockey Naockey 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 12

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    Quote of the day: "If you are reading this, you have survived your entire life up until this point. You have survived traumas, heartbreak, devastation, the different phases of life...
    Dictatorse Dictatorse 22-25, M 4 Responses Mar 17

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    I am not okay... I'm crying almost everyday but I always put up a strong face in front of everyone. I always break down whenever I think of my husband's affair. It breaks me even...
    purplefreespirit purplefreespirit 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Life can really give you a kick in the balls sometimes. You're up thinking maybe just maybe something good will happen.Then BAM! it all unravels and you're right back too feeling...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 46-50, M 1 Response a week ago

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