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Hello Darkness My Old Friend

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Tia's story:

I get trapped in this dark place where there’s nothing to do but sleep or cry until my head pounds. On those days, just getting out of bed is a triumph that I need to acknowledge.

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MJ's story:

After a few years of policing, I began to crack. I was no longer easy-going and fun. I became an angry guy capable of hurting those that I loved the most.

Alcohol Addiction

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My Life, Wasted

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Aaron's story:

Alcohol never forced itself into my hand. It never pushed its way down my throat. And it never asked to be abused by me. Those choices were all mine.

Being Single

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Alone, Everafter

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Tia's story:

Good things come to those who wait. At least, that’s what I’ve been told. But I’ve been waiting a long time. I don’t know when, or even if, I’ll find love. That’s the hardest part of being single.


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Living In Fear

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Claire's story:

I learned the language of silence. Keep your head down. Don’t say a word. Try to be invisible. Maybe if they forget you’re here it will stop. It didn’t stop.

Dating the Wrong Guy

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It Felt So Right

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Julie's story:

I felt truly pretty for the first time in my life. Sunshine covered my world. Being with him made me feel great. But then things changed.

Emotional Abandonment

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Nothing Left To Give

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Elma's story:

I needed him to listen and show that he cared about how I felt – to look me in the eyes and be present so I’d know he had my back. But this wasn't something he knew how to do.


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How Do I Live Without My Dad?

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Catherine's story:

Everything happened so fast, I didn’t know what to do. I was only eight years old, and had the childlike faith that he would come back to me soon.


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Still Trying to Belong

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Denver's story:

There are people all around me, interacting with each other, having fun together: but I’m sitting here alone.

Online Dating

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Seeking Her Approval

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Jason's story:

I craved to feel valued and accepted by women. I thought online dating was the solution. I was wrong.


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Still Worthy of Love

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Tonia's story:

After swimming in a motel pool, a man followed up alongside me. "Just wanna walk you to your room, make sure everything's all safe for you." When it was over, he ran a bath for me. I was still in that cold water when they found me in the morning.

Sexually Abused

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Recovering My Stolen Self

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Shane's story:

My past kept haunting me. I had to face the secret that was hidden deep inside my heart.

Suicidal Thoughts

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I Can't Live (Like This) Anymore

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Scott's story:

I felt totally alone and completely misunderstood. I thought the only way to numb the pain was to kill myself.

Unplanned Pregnancy

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Knocked Down

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Raquel's story:

The day I saw those two lines indicating a positive result on my pregnancy test, my whole world completely turned upside down.

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