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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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    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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    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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    Surviving is winning,

    everything else is bullshit! Fairytale spun by people afraid to look life in the eye! Whatever it takes, kid! Survive!
    1776patriot 1776patriot 18-21, M 6 days ago

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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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    ...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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    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 2 Responses Mar 26

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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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    Regret lance and others loved but each

    helped me choose life. Even my crush on you. Fear being dragged back to city life. Wonder why i made pals and then remember you which calms me and numbs my pain.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Apr 7

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Mar 27

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    I was riding on the interstate and a woman not paying attention ran me off the road. don't remember anything else except waking up in ambulance. still healing from broken ankle...
    troy8402 troy8402 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 2

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    I was sexually assaulted twice; once at 11, and again at 17.
    kingbrizo kingbrizo 18-21 Apr 11

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    Not like some have. But same emotions came. So. Me can be proud.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Apr 13

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    I am pretty good much of the time, but sometimes, I have hard times dealing with the memories. It only takes a story like this to bring it all back to me. http://www.al.com/news...
    AmyOnEP AmyOnEP 41-45, F Apr 14

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    When I was three days old my father beat me until my lungs failed. He went to prison. My mother's boyfriends wouldn't leave me alone and if I told my mother what was happening...
    NightAngel1969 NightAngel1969 41-45, F Apr 15

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    Some people are scared to end relationships because they think 'but i've spent so much time with that person, and now everyday that passes, i won't know how he is, or what's going...
    piscean1234 piscean1234 18-21, F Apr 18

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    Looking for survivors of childhood sexual abuse to talk to... I need you guys...
    BabyKitty7885 BabyKitty7885 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I heard a noise unlike any other, it was a frightening combination of shattering glass, crunching metal and grinding rock. It lasted only a fraction of a second as the draining...
    imjustthatgirl66 imjustthatgirl66 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I've had bulimia for about 2 and a half years now.. There was a time for about 10 months or so that I thought I had fought through it... I thought I got past it... But it's back...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I'm living alone on my apartment. One day after a long shift I feel strange, some things wrong in my lower right abdomen, I just ignored it and continue going to my job. Until one...
    mihcoz mihcoz 18-21, M 11 hrs ago

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    Yep sure have. Once when a friend of mine was working in a bar me and my other friend got treble vodkas all night and I was mortal! My friend is in a wheelchair and I was pushing...
    smiler2015 smiler2015 26-30, F 2 hrs ago

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    I have survived growing up being sexually molested by my uncle. I survived a marriage where I was a punching bag. I survived painful cancer surgery. I survived working two jobs to...
    mom4ce mom4ce 51-55, F 1 Response Apr 15

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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 Mar 27

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    Nice longer essay. http://www.jesusneverexisted.com/josephus-etal.html Josephus (c37-100 AD) Flavius Josephus is a highly respected and much-quoted Romano-Jewish historian...
    maryshouldofaborted maryshouldofaborted 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    A. Ten favorite special days 1. Christmas 2. New Year 3. Chinese New Year 4. Thanksgiving 5. my birthday 6. my man of heart's birthday 7. any day I see I have email from my dad 8...
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 17

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    Survived 48 hours of omfg why so painful mood swings. Survived sad predicament so far. Found new flaws but not upset yet. Lol.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 4 days ago

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    Me lets people criticize my texts and can avoid scolding them a few times. Me can let unwilling stay sad and keep hunting who to advise. Me can see a need to do my advice on...
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 4 days ago

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    I am learning that the most important people that have walked through my life are the ones who hurt me the most. With every tear, disappointment and heartache I have grown into the...
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 4 Responses Mar 27