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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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    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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    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 1 Response 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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    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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    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...
    converted converted 46-50, M Jul 1

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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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    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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    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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    I have been thru many things I shouldn't have

    had to deal with and there have been many days that those things got to me it started when I was in the second grade and I attempted to hang myself with the swings at recess then it went from there I could never see to cut deep enought or take enough pills I got up to 40 200mg...
    MissSkye MissSkye 16-17, F Apr 20

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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.
    converted converted 46-50, M Jul 12

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Yes i survived and im really proud of that. I had major depression and i got cognitive behavioral treatment along with an SSRI and now im perfectly fine, living happily every...
    michellatr michellatr 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    A message for a dear friend of mine (I won't mention the name): The box-squared room covered in depression, the dripping liquid coating the tiled-floor, or perhaps the glass blade...
    auraboreale auraboreale 18-21, F Jul 14

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    My dad had oral surgery yesterday. I was driving him and my mom home from the dentist, 20 minutes from home, when it began to storm. The sky darkened and I was unable to tell where...
    ldrubin ldrubin 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    I was diagnosed with A.A. two months before my 18th birthday on May 27, 1998 which, approximately 6 months later on Nov 11, 1998 with the help of some not-so-good decisions made by...
    handicrappedN98 handicrappedN98 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    At the present moment, I often tell myself. I need more money to win my battles. Tomorrow, I will say. I need smarter men to win my war.
    adamfducas adamfducas 22-25, M Jul 1

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    2000; June 6, 2006; 2012. All three of these days were called "end of days". I'm still here.
    reelman4372 reelman4372 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 3

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    I was stopped behind a car at a red light. Singing, appreciating flowers on side of road. Lights out. Surgical lights... A 22 ton dump truck travelling in excess of 75mph rear...
    19concepcion64 19concepcion64 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    My fiancee and I had been together for about 6 years. We started dating sophomore year of college and were long distance for those 3 years. We made it work and these 6 years were...
    EngagementOff EngagementOff 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 6

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    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=aCJsYeBI6NA
    overcomer98 overcomer98 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    Dear fellow scapegoats, it is now 10 years on since I walked away from my family of origin. Any of you who have read my story know that it was the universal story of the...
    claraindigo claraindigo 56-60 Jul 10

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    a friend. nothing more tho. he was way older then, he liked me tho, because i was "old for my age" he was in college and i was 15, he liked that i was outgoing and i knew him...
    blondebutforbined blondebutforbined 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    Sometimes I think about these times and wonder who or what is protecting me! 1. When I was around 7 I stuck a metal handled knife into a toaster to hear up the knife (I wasn't the...
    theotherside420 theotherside420 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 16

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    On several deployments to afghanistan as well as other places. But I feel this has made me a stronger person, alot more relaxed in every day life and an ability to take on high...
    mrmisterman80 mrmisterman80 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 17

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    It was 9 years ago. They took about 16 inches of my intestines, six month of chemo and cancer free every since.
    dlkaemm dlkaemm 56-60, M 2 Responses Jul 18

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    so much pain and cruelty haunted my childhood I'm honestly surprised I didn't starve to death when I was very little or got killed when my mums friend got mad at me when they were...
    BlueLanternDodgerBlake BlueLanternDodgerBlake 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 22

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    Back when I was thirteen my family was friends with my rapist's family, so we treated each other like family. We trusted each other. I even had a crush on my rapist. So when he...
    LolitaChrisbell LolitaChrisbell 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    I'm extremely anti social because of it now the one who did it was my step brother and now I just can't trust him any advice
    kimilolakara kimilolakara 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    3 times when I was married. First my ex husband tried to run me over with his truck. I was in the hospital for 3 weeks, in a coma. Second time: He tried to strangle me...another...
    hellcat88 hellcat88 41-45, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Or did i ?????? Data says no yet i breathe for pals. The debate continues. More data sought.
    converted converted 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    on not looking for pity I'm looking to help :) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=57h_eu9XX44
    overcomer98 overcomer98 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    01.08.14It is Friday night, I have chosen my 4 films for the week..I chose this film at random to watch first.PERFUME.The film begins as a young half dressed man is being dragged...
    Axena Axena 46-50, F 2 hrs ago

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    My daughter is a little over one year old. ( I don't like talking in months)She has Down Syndrome. I don't treat her differently from my other kids. Her needs are a little...
    Kryzta Kryzta 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    If you have self harms scars I just want to tell u It's ok U r beautiful UR SCARS are amazing they show that u are alive that u survived So be proud They show that u are...
    Hiddenamoungus Hiddenamoungus 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    I never dreamed I'd find myself here. I never imagined it would all end this way for me. I'm new here to this forum but I am not new to SM. I haven't lived it as long as some of...
    justnanl justnanl 41-45, F 10 Responses Jul 1

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    **I feel like I'm in an AA meeting.** My name is Chris and I'm... ...the youngest of 8 kids. I was born in to a strictly religious home. My father was a military officer, a...
    dukelostboy25 dukelostboy25 26-30, M 5 Responses Jul 1

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    These are some of the reasons why I feel the need to die. Abuse. Bullying. Intrusions. Hatred. Scorn. Rejection. Other people focused on my life exclusively and somehow them...
    deepscar deepscar 46-50, F 14 Responses Jul 1

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    I want to write this note for all the teenagers of the world and in this site as well.Teenage is an age where lots of changes are taking place in your bodies,physically and...
    beautifulbluesea beautifulbluesea 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 3

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    Lol. People who say nobody understands. People who say unless we been there we got no clue. People who say they survived worse. People who say we dont got details but...
    converted converted 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 3

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    [X ] Smoked A Cigar [ ] Kissed A Member Of The Same Sex [X] Are / Been In Love [X ] Dumped someone [X ] Been Fired [X ] Been In A Fist Fight [X] Had A Crush On An Older Person [X...
    sapphire601 sapphire601 31-35, F Jul 5

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    My Mom's Death I remember it clearly as though it happened yesterday. She was an amazing woman. Very independent yet not. My dad really held her together. I remember the...
    PoetryNEmotion PoetryNEmotion 51-55, F 3 Responses Jul 5

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