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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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    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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    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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    Many years ago I found myself

    and a friend stranded in the wilderness with a destroyed canoe, a basic map and compass, and 50km to the nearest road. I suppose our lives were never really in danger. Last night I dreamed about it. I remember beyond the fear, the exhilaration of finally a real challenge.
    johnnyninenine johnnyninenine 46-50, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Walmart. And an irrational panic.

    Thanks to the makers of seroquel. Those evil greedy pigs. Legally relabelling it. To make mire money. Regardless of who it damages.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Jun 25

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    Pink works now. As does calling an advocate.

    And collecting needed facts. Or a cigarette. Lol. Got a list of when to get help. Not happy with professionals But. Help is help.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Jun 25

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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

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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...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Mar 11

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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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    Pink stopped working yesterday.

    The game was sporadic help. Comedy was limited help. Or redundant. And me wants to punch many. Much regret lives. But me called a new clinic. And got a timeline explained After asking for an advocate. So. Did me survive legal hate crimes. Maybe. Lol...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Jun 25

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Mar 11

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    A funeral. Didnt cry Or fight.

    Or get drunk Or put holes in walls. Or toss pews. Although every urge was there. It was horrid. They wanted new members for Jesus. Remembering my pal came second Was sohhh MAD!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wanted to attack. But just left when polite. And survived. First...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Jun 10

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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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    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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    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 Apr 21

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    The breathing trick crisis help taught fit.

    And ep pals texting hugs did too.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 25

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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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    Molars abcessed. One tea bag.

    Nothing. New bag. Something. Listerine twice. Better for now.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 26

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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

    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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    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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    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.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Apr 7

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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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    its not even about him really its that he died horribly, he said my name then choked on his own blood and died. i was there broken beside him, but its not that. its that our lives...
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    This statement for me is not yet true but that doesn't mean it never will be. There are times when I think to my self "Amber, stop kidding your-self, you have been depressed for...
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