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Aug 29, 2013
Devyn:
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

Clearly, your father has deep issues. He uses alcohol to bury those issues, and you've been who he lashes out at. It's not right and it doesn't for one second mean that any of what he says makes it so. The most difficult for any child/youth to hear is "you were a mistake" "I wish you were dead." You were NOT a mistake. You are an important part of this planet. We need people like you. So don't take what he says as though it's gospel. He is very messed up. But you're not responsible for him. I know that's tough to accept because you want him well, and you know how good things can be when he is well. Understand that it's his choice, not yours. All you can control is how you respond. Find things you're good at, then pursue them. When you need to talk to someone, consider I urge you to contact Child Help at 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) in order to talk to someone. 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. Visit their website by copying & pasting the following URL into your browser: http://www.childhelp.org/get_help

You're worthy of dignity and respect and love. Start by connecting with people who can help you. I send you love, light and healing energy, Devyn. Thank you for sharing your story with my visitors and me.

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Darlene Barriere
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author. speaker. survivor. coach
From Victim to Victory, a memoir

Aug 29, 2013
Thanks for telling your story
by: Emily

DEvyn,
God bless you. I know what it's like to have parents who party until late and then hit you and call you a mistake. You really touch me with your Spirit. You are braver than I was at your age. I admire you for taking care of your sisters and brothers and the other children. I have an older sister who I love dearly and has helped me with my struggles. She is wise. So be happy you can help your younger brothers and sisters and the other children. I was not capable of doing that, I was so worried about my own survival.

Take good care of yourself. You are strong and beautiful. Keep us posted as to what is happening with you. I know you will be healthy and strong.

Sep 10, 2013
u r amazing
by: cameron

Dude I feel your pain. I hv been through similiar things that can cloud, distort, disrupt, and hide love and the value of life. I know there r always the thngs tht r easy to say like you should do this or tht, but when your in it and its the ones you love it can be bigger than what u knw to deal wth. I wish I could b ther to help defend you and your brother because u nboth r d2ffin3tly wrth it . Your value isnt based upon what one person or a multiple of people think do or say. I was taken frm my home whn I was a kid around 4 because of my male guardin ( who played rhe eole of father) beat me and loved busting my nose. The neighbors called the cops because he had thrown me out of the house literally and was shooting at me with his shotgun. I ddnt get hit accept for the dirt. I could go on and on but this isnt about me its about you and your brother. Having to go through some rough stuff. Even though he is your dad he isnt being much of a father. I really hope you can find someone to tell you know the the bit police, teacher, pastor, coach, a neighbor and or a help line. I am impreshed and sad u have to go through this. That u r already coming and talking about it. Shows that u have a lot of strength and bravery. In saying this it in no way cancels your love for your dad or makes it less. It shows that you love him more because you are showing him that you wont let him treat you this way and he needs help. If he was hurt and had damged something important. You would call 911 evwn though it might be imbaresing it would b necessary to help him. I will be praying for you. Looking forwrd to the resolution. Or the nxt hlp response

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