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I owe my best friend my life

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How one friend saved me from self-harm and suicide

My name is Katey, and I suffer from depression. I engage in self-harm and have suicidal thoughts. This is mostly caused by my childhood experiences.

My childhood has caused me to become depressed.  I have trouble with self-harming now, for a way to release my pain. And the hardest thing for me is my suicidal thoughts.

I still suffer from all these troubles, but my best friend has helped me so much. If it weren’t for her, I don’t know if I would even be here today. She’s always there for me, and she has given me such wonderful insight on the way to look at things. She’s really such an inspiration to me; she’s my role model. I love her; I feel I owe her my life for all she’s done for me.

My message is that, when you think you are all alone, and nobody cares, there is always at least ONE person who does. You just have to find them.

So, no matter what you’re going through, just know that somebody cares. And if you’re having suicidal thoughts, talk to someone.  They can give you information, and tell you things that you’ve never heard or known before, and it will make you think so much differently on the situation.

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    Bryanablue

    i think that u should be greatful that u have a friend that u have someone that cares for u. i know what its like because i get suicid to but i dont have anyone to talk to…... its pain ful to get those thoughts on a every day base

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      ReachOut

      Hey Bryanablue. Please know that whenever you have suicidal thoughts, you can talk/email/chat with the counselors at BoysTown National Hotline (not just for boys) http://www.yourlifeyourvoice.org/Pages/default.aspx. We know that it’s not the same as having a best friend you feel comfortable sharing with, but just know that you are not alone and there are people willing to talk you through it. Take care,
      The ReachOut Crew

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    Prettybee1723

    your story is touching, thats good you found someone who will be there. My bestfriend has been through so much and I promised to be there for her always and forever. I hope you get better, you’ll be in my prayers.

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    Lillie

    I actually owe my best friend my life.
    I’ve been typing a 15 page “epic” about everything that I can’t tell other people about, and I shared it with my friend. We made a pact last night, that we’ll always be there for eachother. I especially find this appreciative since it’s hard to talk about with teachers, and especially my mom. Actually 2 of my teachers who are pretty good friends, noticed my depression and spoke up. I felt like I was on top of the world. So find someone you can trust. It really can save your life.

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      lynnjessica

      I am so very sorry what happened to you but a least u have a friend that cares about you. One day after my school dance I tried to kill me self too because of one of the people at the dance were being mean calling me ugly and all of that and one of my best friends was worry about me at the dance she thought I was doing something I was not post to do and yes I did try to kill my self but it did not work because my best firend save my life if I did not have her I don`t know what I would right this min in the world but if u have a friend they are always there for you no matter what anyone say

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        ReachOut

        So happy your friend was there for you!  Remember that you can always call the Helpline at Your Life Your Voice, as well.  The phone number is 1-800-448-3000, and they’re available by phone any time, day or night.  You can also text VOICE to 20121 for support.

        Take care,
        The ReachOut Crew

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    Seagriffy

    i feel the same but i dont have a single friend that would ever understand our help me.

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    Cindy Ocampo

    That’s how i feel but i yet have to find that person to help me :(

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      ReachOut

      Hi there -
      We hope you keep looking for that person ... but while looking don’t forget that you can always contact the Boystown Hotline (not for boys only!!!), 24/7 when you just need someone to listen. 1-800-448-3000.
      The ReachOut Crew

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