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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 Jun 13, 2009

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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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    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 18-21, F Sep 27, 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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    So, i broke up with a boyfriend of over two

    years about 2 months ago, i ran away before he could run away from me. We lived together with his parents for a few months, we didn't go out and do fun things like we used too, we just layer around still happy to be in each others presence. He told me, he swore to me he would...
    fucklove123 fucklove123 18-21, F Sep 22, 2015

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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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    Surviving is winning,

    everything else is bullshit! Fairytale spun by people afraid to look life in the eye! Whatever it takes, kid! Survive!
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 21, 2015

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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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    1 and a half year ago I was involved in an

    abusive relationship. At the time, I didn't realize it was one. So many days I felt like I deserved it and deserve to be treated like a toy that you use for a couple of days then throw away. It was normal. Nothing was wrong with that. And today I take a look back and wonder why...
    darkasmygingersoul darkasmygingersoul 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 8, 2015

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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, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, F Jun 29, 2014

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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 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 1 Response Feb 10, 2014

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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 Mar 26, 2015

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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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    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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    I love the Sahara, a vast sea of mainly sand,

    stretching across the North of Africa, from the Atlantic seaboard to the shores of the Red Sea.  I shall refer to it in the feminine gender, as I think she is totally beautiful. At night she dresses in a midnight blue gown, her mantle covered in a myriad stars. Her demeanour...
    heqawaset heqawaset 70+, M Jan 24

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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 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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    Today was my first day on here.

    It was somewhat interesting. I'd do it again
    keeplookingatit keeplookingatit 41-45, M Jan 7, 2015

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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 survived rape. No, it wasn't my fault. It is no victim's fault. No one chooses to be raped. No one chooses to be victimized. We were hurt by perpetrator's. Rape is the rapist's...
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    I wonder what my chances of surviving today are.
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    I lived in a small rented room in a huge (but crammed) and dark area that is filled with what they called 'social junkies', e.g. Drug dealer, prostitude, load sharks etc. After...
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    On the way from or my grandmother house a drunk driver hit us. My mother was driving and the drunk driver ran the stop sign and hit us. We all survived the crash me , my mother and...
    Anthony2400 Anthony2400 22-25, M Jan 31

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    I have survived Leaukimeia. I was 7 years old, in the first grade, when I went to a local hospital when I was "abducted" and put into an ambulance. The ambulance took me to...
    19pollard97 19pollard97 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 31

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    My sweet little brother Andy survived a three week long kidnapping at the age of 8 and I've been dying of guilt ever since. No, what happened wasn't my fault and nobody would ever...
    lauren71 lauren71 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    When I was around thirteen, I watched my biological mother try to kill herself, and being the only one with her at the time had to call another adult to come help get her to a...
    ToughLoveKitten ToughLoveKitten 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 26

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    One day two Aboriginal men went out hunting. They looked over the bushes and watched a farmer as he rode his horse and cart into his yard. As the farmer stepped down, he noticed...
    Thevy29 Thevy29 31-35, M Jan 26

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    My grandma and great grandma raised me when I was really little. You see, my mom was working three jobs to pay for my needs and school. My great grandma set a very strong moral...
    TwigOfLife TwigOfLife 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 26

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    Happy Republic Day - (67th) - of this great nation which has survived through centuries undiminished in its vigour, unmitigated in its Spirit. India, as a nation will ever live as...
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    1.) I live in Florida (grew up on a farm and moved closer to the city after college). We had horses, cattle, goats, chickens and mules...I learned the meaning of "Hard Work" and...
    Jfour001 Jfour001 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 25

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    I have been reading about a country where every year girls some as young as ten are trafficked across the country. The same country pays parents to look after young girls who then...
    hasmita hasmita 66-70, M Jan 24

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    i was in a relationship with a man for over 5 years. I don't know when the abuse started, everything is so blurred now. Thinking back I think I was manipulated into believing he...
    JustGotOut2016 JustGotOut2016 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 24

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    Geesh. That was a freaking close call. Lolol So I'm hustling and bustling about in the kitchen. Multitasking. Washing dishes. Cooking supper and prepping for some sort of baked...
    snowberry75 snowberry75 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 23

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