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Barwish - Posted on August 27, 2014

I just hope for something better every day, but sometimes it is hard.
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Tate - Posted on August 26, 2014

Even though I want to think that my problem is special, I know it isn't. There are millions of other people doing it worse and because I know this, I try to carry on. And yes, I have contemplated suicide, more than once. I understand the feeling and I definitely believe that it can be stopped. All you need is a little help, just like I got. Because if you wait around for that helping hand, chance is it won't come. You need to create that situation and let yourself be seen. Everyone else is blind; you can have it so good but can be hurting so bad and nobody would even know. Suicide only destroys the chance for things to get better even when it seems like the easy way to escape.
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Adam - Posted on August 26, 2014

Like you, I went and still go through a lot of problems and hard times. I am a born again Christian. It's never easy. I forgot and keep forgetting how important God is in my life, though I never stop loving and believing in him. If there is ANYONE out there who needs a friend, I will try to be there for you. Just remember God loves you and is ALWAYS there for you, no matter what!
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Sherry - Posted on August 24, 2014

I know what it's like to always feel alone. I'm now 51 & have always felt like I don't belong anywhere & many times thought of suicide. I have a wonderful family but so often I still feel alone. I found that going to church helps keep depression at bay but many times even there I feel like an outsider who doesn't belong & who no one really cares is there. That's when I quit going & stay away for long periods & my depression gets out of control. I wish I had good friends to share my life with & who would include me in theirs instead of just acquaintances.
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Rhailane - Posted on August 24, 2014

Two years ago I reconciled with God and I'm pretty sure I made the right choice ... I am no longer what I was before, now I know whom I can trust, rest ... God !!!! Jesus is my Savior! I have a way to go, but I will not give up, because Jesus is with me !!!
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Angelique - Posted on August 23, 2014

Hey guys, I've been having some problems with my family. They don't even realize when I'm in the room; they just go on as if I'm not real. I also have problems at school, kids teased me, called me names, spread stories of me which weren't true. One day I couldn't handle it anymore. And from that day I became a cutter. One day my whole class was watching the film and right after the film they just kept on with the lies. They kept on judging and I know there is a God but it feels like he never listens when I ask, but when I don't everything just gets worse. I'm trying to stand up but then I just get pushed back down.
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Siren - Posted on August 23, 2014

Hey, I'm 15 from Norway. I do not believe in God, but still I pray sometimes. I started cutting in 5th grade and I still do. I still think about suicide and I still want to take my life almost everyday, but I don't and the only reason is my friends. There's always people who care even though you can't see it all the time. My friends are amazing and many of them are going through a struggle. I can say that I have saved lives, but why can't I find the will to save my own? I think this is a movie everybody should watch! Actions hurt, words hurt, and the words you DON'T say, can hurt even more. I wish my school had someone like Jake; I wish I could be like Jake. I wish I could find help in God and I wish I didn't feel the need to slice my skin...I can't even call any help-lines cause it will show on my phone bill and mom says that things like this are private...
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Dennis - Posted on August 22, 2014

Began around the age of 13, these thoughts of suicide. They grew stronger and stronger as time progressed. Around the age of 16, my girlfriend left me after a month. I struggled through the break up. I became less of an introvert; I prayed a lot but it was vain repetition. I had made more friends before, then I learned that caring about people means more to me than my own happiness. At 17 I became the president of my school's student body. I was heartbroken and depressed but I found myself making people happy by just remembering their name and talking to them. It is tough, this whole depression thing. People just want you to listen. I learned that remembering something someone told you makes them happy. Listening makes them happy. that is what I do now. I try to make others happier, somehow.
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Antoinette - Posted on August 22, 2014

Hey, I am 15 years old and I live in Kenya, Africa. I have been through ups and downs but I am on the right track. I don't want to write my story but I know I will one day tell the whole world. I just want you guys to know that I am a friend and I am really willing to HELP! No one is perfect and if you think most of the movie stars or any person you wish to be are, you are mistaken. They also have problems but maybe they don't have the guts to expose their secrets and problems. You guys are worth dying for.....That's why Christ died for you. Please send me friend requests on facebook or type with me right here. You are worth more than gold; don't be afraid to accept yourself because you are a king or queen inside and out.
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ROBERTO - Posted on August 20, 2014

I am a Christian now for a few years, and remembering my youth I realized that I always lacked the presence of a father figure. It caused me many insecurities. But I thank God, because despite not knowing and the dangers I had to go through when I was young, nothing ever happened, and now I realize it was always God supporting me. Although often I feel I do not know him, I know he is always going to be there. Now I have two beautiful children and I want to share this movie with them, so that they can help those in need of the word of God and the strength to continue living without suffering. The word of God says "be strong and courageous" and that's what I do every day. May God bless all who have shared their experience and thanks to those who made this website. <br /> <br /> I'm from Mexico, so I do not write very well in English as I am supporting a translator, sorry.
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Tracie - Posted on August 20, 2014

Hi, my name is Tracie. I am 23. I live in Houma, Louisiana. I just watched To Save a Life for the third time. I first watched it in 2009 when it came out. I always try to help people as much as I can.
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Priya - Posted on August 18, 2014

Thanks to all of you who are reading this. I am having a hard time and need to find financial help.<br /> <br /> When I was little my parents would fight every night and it was terrifying to me. After several years of this, my mom died. After that, I was abused mentally and physically by my dad. All I did was cry. My dad ended up in jail because of the things he did. I went to live with my brother. He threatened to throw me out because of an argument with his girlfriend about food. They used to lock up the food then go to work. I need help.
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