Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Was Helped By Helping

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 41 People

    The Best Thing You Can Do.

    i had been in dark despaire for so long.then i met a woman who was havinng terrible hardship.i helped her.then i help some other people.i noticed that it bhelped me .i talk to other about what has happened to me through my life,in oder to try and help them.i may not always...
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 Apr 4, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    She Saved Me

    I went out to help, and she saved me.  She sat me down and her one simple question, turned my life around, each of her words still echo in my mind and act as a barrier not allowing the destructive element of my life back.  In her words I regained my life, my health and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 27, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    4th of July

    Had an extremely busy day, started  about 6:30, woke up so depressed I wanted to get in my car and just drive away... the kids,3 plus family's were coming to have dinner,swim,fireworks the whole nine yards. I get like this every so and so.. I missed my husband so much I...
    grams grams 56-60, F 6 Responses Jul 8, 2007

    Your Response

    Cancel

    1997

    It was August 1997. I had been suffering depression for over 13 years. On occasion I felt all-out "attacks" from Satan (that's my explanation) but I was also beginning to "feel" God's presence again after many years of not sensing much of anything from Him but condemnation...
    LivingDavid LivingDavid 46-50, M Jan 18, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    i have been hospitalized twice for suicidal/self harm tendencies. both times was a traumatic point in my life , the memories have yet to fade away... things in the hospital can be...
    FindMeImLost FindMeImLost 13-15, F Dec 6

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I had went to a homeless shelter and I helped my grandma cook for the people that were there I felt so happy helping people who are less fortunate than I was and helping them made...
    kaydoe16 kaydoe16 16-17, F Dec 1

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Where some forget or misconstrue this experience title is for, I have been honored and happy to meet the few who are a part of my circle. I cannot personally say what it is I help...
    city87 city87 26-30, M Dec 13

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I've helped so many people with their lives. I've fixed relationships. I've mended friendships. I've helped with so many things. I never once been thanked or anything.
    Seth1904 Seth1904 13-15, M a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    28th post. A couple of other times that spring to mind when I think about the abuse, were two instances where once again I can't understand what went wrong. A few years back we...
    rana3434 rana3434 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 2

    Your Response

    Cancel
    60th post. I hope everyone takes the time to read this post. This happened about half an hour ago, but let me start at the beginning. It's Sunday 2.20am when I started writing this...
    rana3434 rana3434 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 20

    Your Response

    Cancel
    However, some people can't be helped; they don't want to hear what they need to hear because their ego is too fragile. There was a guy on here that was always complaining about...
    Philonous Philonous 18-21, M 5 Responses Dec 3

    Your Response

    Cancel
    If you're reading this, then I was the one who helped you get here!
    CinimonGypsy CinimonGypsy 41-45 Dec 8

    Your Response

    Cancel
    One time this kid needed help in a math test and so I helped him cheat off my test and one of the questions was like the square root of 81=? And I put 4 and so did he... Yes I know...
    13tides31 13tides31 18-21, M Dec 13

    Your Response

    Cancel
    When I was younger, I thought, "What crazy person likes giving gifts more than receiving?" And now here I am. This year, I helped my class wrap gifts for needy families for...
    ttabls ttabls 18-21, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am seeking to donate my time and effort to a worthy cause and need some suggestions on how to find the kind of organization that will fit my search. this is going to sound a...
    PaulRosner PaulRosner 51-55, M 7 Responses Dec 1

    Your Response

    Cancel
    It's also selfish because it makes you feel good when you help others. I've been helped by acts of kindness from strangers. That's why we're here, after all, to help others...
    PosterGirl PosterGirl 31-35, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I've always loved helping others. Too see joy in their face. I love helping strangers cuz then I know i just made their day. I love when people are happy, it makes me happy. I wish...
    Mixedemotions2k Mixedemotions2k 13-15, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    At the age of ten, my family and I moved to the US from a country in Africa. After about five months of living in Pennsylvania, where my life had been quite cheerful, we moved down...
    RavenS45 RavenS45 18-21, F 6 Responses Dec 16

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My best friends at my new school helped me through it when the "grown'ups" couldn't. This will be long and probably depressing, but with a happy ending. Please read? I have ADHD...
    Creelluka Creelluka 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I keep getting people saying they admire me for helping them and being myself :) helping people is what I love to do and there is no stopping me
    ShadowWolf01 ShadowWolf01 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Even though I haven't started my career as a psychiatrist yet, that doesn't mean I've always been waiting to help others. I've been doing it since I was a little girl. I've always...
    SincerelyLorissa SincerelyLorissa 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 30

    Your Response

    Cancel
    No more tears of sadness, only tears of joy I know your struggles are over. I know you struggled within yourself also, trying be cleaned. I know you needed help as, a family they...
    natashaxxs natashaxxs 31-35, F 5 Responses Dec 4

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I like to help others. I do it willingly and without expecting anything in the end EXCEPT a thank you. I feel like I am blessed and I always want to return the blessing. Nothing...
    akindheart akindheart 56-60, F 7 Responses Dec 9

    Your Response

    Cancel
    i was 17. it was only proper for about two months. i would wake up and drink all day everyday. i did it to drown out my feelings. so that i didn't have to feel broken like i did at...
    varjakpaw varjakpaw 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 29

    Your Response

    Cancel
    So I was dubbed the protector in my family. I think helping people makes me feel better about myself, I don't know if that can be considered selfish. I have a problem accepting...
    lamandamy lamandamy 26-30, M 4 Responses Dec 15

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Coming out was the best thing I have ever done for myself. I have always been the one that worries about everyone else first then I deal with my problems later. Since I was younger...
    foreverbeautifultoni foreverbeautifultoni 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 18

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My wife and I had been married for several years, when one day she said it was time to make some serious changes, what changes I asked her, well about us, she said, what about us I...
    lisa1958 lisa1958 56-60, T Dec 7

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I don't know what made me turn back into my very own religion . but at first being an athiest made me feel like I could do whatever I want , not feel guilty about it , and not take...
    lonelybeast1346 lonelybeast1346 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Especially financially. I've been blessed in not having to worry about where money for groceries would come from. I love helping out people who need it and I know won't use it for...
    astrokitty4341 astrokitty4341 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 29

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Hello ... :) In a nutshell, helping others is my religion, loving all living things is my faith, and giving comfort to all living beings is my prayer. So, that sums all for me. I...
    DAKtheligislator DAKtheligislator 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 30

    Your Response

    Cancel
    When you don't have an answer for your problems, when you don't know which way to turn. Always remember that you can be an answer for someone else. Be there for someone, help them...
    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 3

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Back when I worked in the city, I befriended a homeless man and would take him to breakfast and hang out with him. We got to be friends and I very much enjoyed the experience of...
    DrunkGiraffe DrunkGiraffe 26-30, M 5 Responses Dec 4

    Your Response

    Cancel
    love helping and supporting others if anyone needs someone to talk to . I'm here! I'm not a perv like some people on here and i dont have a secret agenda like some do on here i am...
    warriorwolf1818 warriorwolf1818 16-17, M Dec 6

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I like helping people.... You can tell me anything ur secrets are safe with me.... I don't judge at all
    Khushaali Khushaali 13-15, F Dec 8

    Your Response

    Cancel
    A way to give a helping hand is to go to your local electric or gas company and pay a needy family's bill anonymously....not just at Christmas, but periodically throughout the year...
    EYESONLYFORU EYESONLYFORU 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 13

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I found the very best method for my skin is just vit c and water. You can also set it in a very dark coloured vacation spray bottle and spritz on like a toner.Give it a couple of...
    Matthew0593cun9 Matthew0593cun9 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 19

    Your Response

    Cancel
    helping people is what I love. I have forgot how great it feels to make people happy :)
    ShadowWolf01 ShadowWolf01 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    People ask me for advice which I really don't know why.. I guess it's a good thing, but I really don't mind helping people out at all.
    inspirewillbetheband inspirewillbetheband 13-15, F a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    There are times that one of my friend is being tease about his gender and i always defend or talk to the people who tease him to leave him alone.. So if anyone out there know...
    secret7148 secret7148 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I've learned to never look down on someone unless helping them up
    peewee0126 peewee0126 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Hello there. My name is Angel and recently I had been involved in an accident. I am so use to helping others that this is weird asking for help. I am so depressed.. And this...
    AngelTheGreat111 AngelTheGreat111 22-25, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    i like helping others. its good karma and im sure that when u need help youd like ppl to help you. you never know when you might need someones help later on down the road. plus its...
    AiymaSnikies AiymaSnikies 22-25, F 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I like how the police, train staff and the construction workers are overlooking the presence of homeless people. This is Tokyo area. Shibuya staton is letting homeless people to...
    katsuobushi katsuobushi 36-40, M 1 Response 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Im talking to my best friend, who is a girl, and she and my other friend friend, a boy, just recently dump her. Im glad that im helping her with her feeling and making her feel...
    EnigmaticCasper EnigmaticCasper 18-21, M 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    54th post..Sydney Siege...5 people taken away on stretchers. Police officer shot and injured, also taken to hospital. 2 people have died so far, unconfirmed who exactly they are...
    rana3434 rana3434 36-40, F Dec 15

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Make a gift for her ex. It was a hand made lamp (among other things). It took hours and she actually looked happy and proud working on it and I helped quite a bit to make it look...
    amaskaday amaskaday 26-30, M 2 days ago