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May 18, 2009
A number to call...
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

Brandon, if this is you that you are referring to in this story, and not someone else or someone else's story from another source, then you need to find help. The only reason I'm questioning whether or not this is about you is because of the title you included (which I changed), what you placed in the "By" field, and the fact that you placed your name in the "From" field instead of a location (which as you can see, I also changed). If this story is about you, please contact Child Help at 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) in order to talk to someone about the abuse you are dealing with. They are staffed 24/7 with professionally trained counsellors who will listen to you. They are not a reporting agency, although they can help you through the process of reporting if you decide to disclose the abuse. If these things are happening to you, Brandon, reach out to people who can help you. You deserve that kind of help. You are NOT worthless. You are deserving of love and nurturing and dignity and respect. You ARE lovable, in spite of the way you're being treated. You must believe that. You do not have to go through this alone. There really are people out there who want to help. Please call Child Help. Today.

Thank you for sharing your story with my visitors and me.

A Video Reading by Darlene Barriere
Darlene Barriere
Webmaster: www.child-abuse-effects.com
Violence & Abuse Prevention Educator
Author: On My Own Terms, A Memoir

May 18, 2009
Don't give up!
by: K.C.

Hi Brandon,

I am so sorry about your family. If I were you I would get out of that house ASAP! I think the best thing to do would be to get help from someone you think you might be able to trust. I am not you and I can't tell you what to do. Just please don't give up. I hope your life will get better.

May 18, 2009
Hi :)
by: Anonymous

I hope this helps when I say that I really like you and will always be in my mind!
-Ciera XOXO

May 19, 2009
Be true to yourself, your Friends being honest and truthful in telling them about your feelings and abuse.
by: maurice

Brandon, you owe it to yourself to get real help where you find yourself in your life right now. make your story real to yourself first, then begin to get all the help Darlene knows you need right now she is most understanding. Her words of honesty are from her heart to you. She, like all her visitors reading your story love and emphatise with you in what you've shared. Only you know the real truth about what you've written. Please get help, begin to trust yourself and the small few in your life who do care about you.

May 19, 2009
We care!
by: Judy

Brandon - You must believe that there the world is full of caring and loving people. You just have to trust and reach out to them - never give up - someone will listen - someone will help you. You have made it this far and you can go so much further if only you believe in yourself and the good in other people. Your parents and your brothers have no right to treat you that way - they are wrong, horribly wrong! You are in my prayers and I will continue to pray that you get the help you need. It must first come from you - have faith, always have faith. Much love, Judy.

May 21, 2009
You're NOT worthless
by: Tasha

Please, please don't put yourself down. I understand what you have and are going through, but you can't give up hope. You can't think of such terrible outcomes as sucide.

And I know it sounds corny, but a friend once told me, "Everything will be ok in the end. If it's not ok, it's not the end."

And I know it's hard. But try to open up to someone. I did, and I think it was one of the best desions I've ever made.

May 23, 2009
you will b ok
by: shit head

never give up

May 23, 2009
I agree.
by: K.C.

Tasha is right, Brandon. Opening up to someone, and better yet someone you love and trust, is the best thing you could ever do for yourself.

May 23, 2009
Always believe in yourself. Ain't easy to do but make it your hope for your future
by: maurice

Brandon, Be brave, be strong, be persevering in getting to know the real and beautiful human being child of the universe. Yes, it ain't easy and will not be eas only if and when you begin to Always believe in yourself. Great you are a visitor to Darlene's site. She certainly idetifies with each of her visitors the hurt, pain, confusion of abuse in each ones heart. Having walked the walk herself I acknowledge her empathy with each one of us. Brandon, you need to love yourself, easy for me to say, but truly Brandon that is where I had to begin to see my own Beauty and being. Our Self worth, our self esteem, our self valueing of ourselves is very slow in growing because we were treated a mr/miss nobody in our childhood/teenage years/ adolecent years real and natural times in our lives that we are taught how wonderful and beautiful we truly are. Alas for most who were abused Good wholesome building of one's self esteem was Nil and Negative. Sadly Brandon I, You have to say I am special, I am unique, I am beautiful, I am caring, I am loving, I have real needs and real feelings that I must accept and believe I have. Ignore the not so nice people in my life who keep putting me down. Brandon, you have a friend or two who you depend on to make a sense of all that you are and have gone through. They will help you to believe in yourself. Just give what Darlene and all of us visitors with our comments to you a thought and see how you can begin to put real hope for your future into life. your one beautiful person (male) in your own right and no one can take that away from you. Begin to smile at that beautiful person in the mirror and say I can accomplish anything I want even become president of my country. Era go on do doubt that fact Brandon. Think positive, act positive, be positive and live each day of your life to the full. I can do it, I will do it, I must do it just for me. I love me and I am loved by a handful of people around me and by all who have said so on Darlene site.

Jun 26, 2009
Jehovah Will Save You
by: Autumn

BRANDON,l pray that things get better for u. I truly love u deeply in my heart! I see u as a normal kid! In some parts in your story i can relate to! Just remember Jehovah (god) will save you! Just have hope! I love you Brandon!

Jun 30, 2009
your inner belief in yourself will be the winner for you
by: maurice

Brandon, keep staying on the healing track of your life, you are the one who will succeed with all the help from your many friends who value, love you, care about you genuinely and still alow you to get on with what you accept is important for you to do to continue living your life to the full. You can accomplish anything you want for you. You are loved by Darlene and her many visitors who have left comforting and consoling words to you. You are loved by us all and we all want what is best for you to move on.

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