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Oct 13, 2008
An ongoing battle...
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

Whitney, I understand your feelings all too well. Just remember that you no longer live with this man and your mother. You are on your own, making a life for yourself. You are MUCH stronger than you realize. I for one am delighted that your attempt at suicide was unsuccessful; I sincerely believe your story and what you've learned from it (maybe not yet, but at some point in the future) regarding how to treat people, including children, will help others. You've made a difference already just sharing your story here with my visitors and me. Thank you for that.

If you can find the resources, I strongly urge you to seek out some form of counselling, Whitney. A counsellor may be able to help you with your anger, your fear and your insomnia. You are CERTAINLY worth the help.

Darlene Barriere
Violence & Abuse Prevention Educator
Author: On My Own Terms, A Memoir

Oct 15, 2008
I agree with Darlene
by: Francine

Darlene is right, Whitney, I'm glad that your suicide attempt failed because suicide only lets your so-called mom and step-dad win. Please don't do it! Anyway, I'm sorry about what those people were putting you through and I hope you tried counselling.

Oct 20, 2008
You're worth a lot
by: Julie

Both Darlene and Francine are right. It is a good thing that your suicide attempt failed. While you may not see that now, you will. You are stronger than what you think and while you may not want to remember what your step father did to you or your mothers neglect, you could help girls that are in the situation you were in. You could listen and talk to them, help them through it, and it may just help you to move on from it. Don't let this bring you down, let it make you a better person. Even though I was not abused, I used to cut myself. I didn't think life was worth living, but I found out it is. I have found people that truly care about me. You need to find someone who will love you completly and who will do anything for you. And you deserve that as more than anyone. I hope that you will be able to get better from this

Oct 21, 2008
You ARE worth it!
by: Nikki

I want you to know whitney, that you are worth it. It was a great thing that you survived your suicide attempt and I have to say that you are so brave for standing up like that. I as a guy could not even do that. You are an incredibly strong person and I hope, not that you are okay, but that you are in a place that makes you feel okay. I know it will never be okay, but there is always a light at the end of the tunnel of recovery.
Best wishes,
Nikki

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