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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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    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 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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    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 2 Responses Feb 10, 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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    ...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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Hi I. am , 28 year old survivor of a steroid induced "psychotic" episode. There are three "extreme" known documented people who've suffered a reaction as severe as mine that's...
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    I grew up thinking it was normal for a Father to lay hands on his wife and children. It was completely mundane to me. When he got home from work I'd hide in my room,try to avoid...
    diminuire diminuire 18-21, M Jan 4

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    Here is to surviving another
    PronoidAndroid PronoidAndroid 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 6

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    1). I tell my story so I can remember what I'm fighting to stay away from.2). I cherish the one who fought for me when I could not, and have cut the ties from those who did not.3...
    TwentyTwoReasons TwentyTwoReasons 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 13

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    I worked for a Public Utility Company. First as a guard and then as the supervisor. Was responsible for the largest data center in Eastern Pa. Left with a letter explaining...
    4trancefun 4trancefun 56-60, M Jan 22

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    I was sexually assaulted during my first semester of college. I was living in a dorm, and my neighbors and "friends" had invited me over to hang out. Of course, alcohol was...
    LeahNicole418 LeahNicole418 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My story isn't anything like the ones I have read here. I spent new years Eve with the phoenix chapter. We rang in 2015. It was a Hells Angels and their guests only party at the...
    totallytea totallytea 46-50, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    My sister Sherry passed recently and I can't figure out how to let go of this overwhelming feeling of rage and disappointment towards her. I keep thinking to myself that she is...
    beemer617 beemer617 31-35, M 16 hrs ago

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    We are what we survived. I can't put into words how each sh*t we have to endure teaches us a valuable lesson about loving ourselves a little more so that love can overflow and we'd...
    Alyeskaa Alyeskaa 26-30, F 14 hrs ago

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    The word extant means living, but in science it's meaning is expanded a bit. It is the opposite of extinct. The term denotes something that should be extinct, others like it are...
    Extant1 Extant1 51-55, M 4 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I know this has probably been posted many times before but honestly all i do during the day is sit in my room i have anxiety depression i think bipolar and my life doesnt make much...
    Pedroman75 Pedroman75 13-15, M 8 hrs ago

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    Isaac: No, don’t close me up. If you get in and it’s too complicated, cut the cord. Paralyze me if you must. I survived a war did you know that? I survived a war where they put...
    ThisIsMeYeah ThisIsMeYeah 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    Have you ever felt lost? Like absolutely lost? No hope and dream? Feeling like you can never find yourself? Not knowing who you truly and really are?. I...
    SAVEtheHER0 SAVEtheHER0 18-21, F Jan 10

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    I understand what you guys are going through. I was extremely bad and it took the doctors a very long time to diagnose what my promblem was. I had lost so much weight I was...
    waiting2emerge waiting2emerge 31-35 Jan 3

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    A lot of times I just want to cry To let out all the pain in the past The trauma of existing, being stretched between the fighting In the midst of the most serious of battles That...
    Hey4yu Hey4yu 18-21, F Jan 4

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    I Survived. I was never a typical male child, outgoing, adventurous, active in sports. I was more quiet, curious and sensitive. I didn't have a strong bond with my father. He was...
    bcvegas4u2 bcvegas4u2 66-70, M Jan 20

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    How exciting Friday nights used to be, home from work ready for the preening to begin, then off to meet friends at a time and venue arranged last weekend, no texts no Facebook or...
    dustydaisy dustydaisy 51-55, F Jan 23

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    I am a very outgoing, loveable, fun, talented young woman. I am always working on making you happy. I go out of my way to make you smile and bring you joy. At a first glance, when...
    MamaBreaABDL MamaBreaABDL 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I had a bad reaction to medication couple of weeks ago . Went to ER , lost complete ability to speak and walk . I got better that night , only to almost choke to death the next day...
    Tristee Tristee 36-40, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have survived so many things in my life, some of those things were very hard. I found out my husband was cheating in 2006 and turned to drugs to relieve the pain the feeling so...
    justagirl30 justagirl30 36-40, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    New year-New Beginning The new year of 2015 is upon us So many things I'm glad are over One of them being my relationship with you You hurt me like no other has before you...
    zanyzoey zanyzoey 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    Spending New Year's with my family and my dogs. We survived 2014 happy New Year's to all my friends on experience project I hope you all are having a safe and wonderful New Year's...
    jimenez230 jimenez230 16-17, F Jan 1

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    1. The name is Haley (I don't really like my name) 2. I don't understand why people put their sexuality on here but I'm straight 3. I'm a total Gear Head. MoPar is where its at. 4...
    tentyhime tentyhime 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    After my aunt died, I challenged god, if you're real send me a sign. I grew up with a very religious non denominational baptist family but I had a hard time believing in god. July...
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    Letter 5 Dear Steve it's 2015 and I have survived 2014 despite your best efforts to stop me. I enter 2015 knowing things are far from resolved and there are many battles yet to...
    Sunrise13 Sunrise13 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    Letter 5 Dear Steve it's 2015 and I have survived 2014 despite your best efforts to stop me. I enter 2015 knowing things are far from resolved and there are many battles yet to...
    Sunrise13 Sunrise13 36-40, F