Stories of Hope

  • Adeline’s Story: “I Wrote a Suicide Note”

    Every morning, I would wake up and ask myself, "Will I make it through today without crying?" One day, I got fed up with it all. With my sadness, with being ignored, everything. I wrote a suicide note, prepared to take my life. That's when everything flashed before my eyes. I should talk to someone, I thought. I found this website, and was prepared to wait in a long line to speak to someone. As soon as I clicked the, "Chat now!" button, someone spoke to me. For the first time in a few years, someone spoke to me. I told them everything. They told me what I could do to help myself, and they prayed with me. I told them as soon as the chat was done, "Please know that you have saved a life." I would have taken my own life if it hadn't been for this. I made a deal with them. If I ever needed to talk, I would come on here, and talk, in exchange for them helping more and more people. Thank you for the experience that I had. I know that suicide is not a thing to play around with, but from experience, it's something that can't be stopped. Keep helping people!

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  • Matt’s Story: Thank you Dawson

    Almost 10 years ago, I had first heard this station when I was on tour throughout Tennessee. I was only 16 or 17 at the time. I was driving and it was late. I was considering just turning the wheel and going off the road and doing whatever I could to just end it. But because of the conversation I had with Dawson McAllister on the air I changed my mind. Just wanted to thank you, my friend, Dawson. Without God, and without you... I wouldn't have my two beautiful girls to wake me up and drive me nuts every morning. And I wouldn't change that for the world. Thank you. -Matt

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  • Leah’s Story: My Parents Got Divorced

    When I was 10 years old, my parents got divorced. They were always arguing and fighting. My dad was cheating on my mom. I was very depressed and I didn't know how to deal with it. I had nobody to talk to about it. I would cry myself to sleep. One day, I came across TheHopeLine® and it helped me through all of this. I was meant to find and join this site. It saved my life and I realized this...it wasn't my fault at all. I wasn't alone. -Leah

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  • Quinn’s Story: I Jumped Off of a Freeway Overpass

    I have always seemed like the happy one of my family. No one notices things that they don't want to. In September 2015, I jumped off of a freeway overpass. I was in the hospital for over a month. I will have lasting impressions of the injuries I sustained for the rest of my life. TheHopeLine® has been here for me when I needed someone to talk to. My family doesn't want to talk about it. I am embarrassed to say that I need help from my family, because it has been made into something to be ashamed of. Thank you TheHopeLine® for being the one place that I can go to talk. -Quinn

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  • Baylor’s Story: Don’t Give Up!!

    I was 14 and I became pregnant. I didn't want my parents...or no one to know. I ended up trying to OD. The baby and I were both okay, but I knew I had messed up. About 2 months later I had a miscarriage. I didn't know where else to turn, so I started to do some research. That is when I found www.TheHopeLine.com. At first, I thought no one knows what I'm going through. Finally, one day everything was way too much so I got up the nerve to test it out and chat with them, and I'm glad I did. I found out that talking about it really does help. These wonderful people [HopeCoaches] are here whenever nobody else is. -Baylor

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  • I was Feeling Overwhelmed and Alone

    I was feeling completely overwhelmed. I had no one to talk to because not a lot of people knew what was going on in my life. I spoke about the issues I was having for the first time in four years. I had never been able to do that before. I felt like a weight was lifted off my shoulders and it gave me the boost I needed to feel hopeful again. -Jessica

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  • Struggles With Self-Harm

    For the longest time I was so depressed. I coped with it by cutting and just hurting myself in any way. My depression overcame me and I honestly wasn't the same. I was never truly happy anymore. I never went out with friends and I never was okay again. The cutting would just get worse everyday. The urges to cut got stronger and stronger as each day went by. It was scary how depressed I was. But then I decided that I didn't want to feel like this anymore. I talked to people about it. I saw a therapist and I contacted TheHopeLine®. With having so much support, I felt like now I had hope in getting better and felt like I had a purpose. -Hannah

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    You Saved My Life

    My name is JonPaul. I'm a 25 year old college student out of Colorado, and I am so glad I met you all. You, the person I met tonight, who showed me the light and the right path I should take, I want you to know you made me very happy.

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  • Suicidal Thoughts

    I felt very low and I felt like ending it.  I just wanted to say a big thank you to a HopeCoach on the telephone today as I am in a bad way and he understood.  He gave me some good resources and guidance that should hopefully help me in the future.  Bless TheHopeLine!  Hope is Here! -Gavin

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  • I have slowly stopped cutting.

    One day I found this website and started talking to someone, a HopeCoach, and they told me I was worth it and needed help to get better.  Since then I have slowly stopped cutting. I am Whitney and that is my story.

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  • Starting Over From Nothing

    After listening to the radio show a few Sunday nights prior to the fire and girl leaving, I decided this was a good place to start. I tried the online chat today and the coach was more help then any one before, and made me realize a lot about life and God and I could not be more thankful.

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