Stories of Hope

  • Madylon’s Story: My Life Has Been an Emotional Roller Coaster

    My life from day one has been an emotional roller coaster. I have had many up and downs...mostly downs. My mom is a drug addict. I had to live with her. I have been yelled at, screamed at, called worthless and almost every other name in the book. I have been beaten, molested, sold, forgotten, left, homeless, starving, dying. I have wanted to kill myself for a long time. After many years, my dad finally thought it was a good idea to get me away from my mom. I now suffer from extreme depression, anxiety, and PTSD. My dad tonight, yelled at me and I had a freak attack. My dad isn't nice and neither is my stepmom so we fight often, but tonight it hit me and I wanted to do anything to leave this Earth right now. I wanted to stop being a disappointment, but then I got on this site...TheHopeLine.com. I talked to someone, and told my story and it kind of made me feel better...like that I shouldn't give up. Thanks, Madylon

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  • What People Are Saying About Dawson McAllister & TheHopeLine

    What is TheHopeLine? Who is Dawson McAllister? We are best defined by the people who we have helped. Here are their stories..with their heartbreak, and their victories expressed. These are some of the amazing thank you's we've received from people who have come to us in their time of need. We are honored and blessed to have been a small part of their lives...giving love, encouragement, advice, guidance, and hope when all else seemed lost. Fighting With My Sister... "Seven years ago my older sister and I got into a big fight. I didn't talk to her for a long time. Then about 5 months ago, I was listening to Dawson's talk show and he helped me. Dawson was talking to someone else about the same situation that my older sister and I had. Well, that helped me because Dawson said to forgive and move forward. And so my sister and I made up. So thank you so much Dawson." - Sierra Suicidal... "My life was saved tonight, thanks to a HopeCoach who selflessly listened to me and helped me find the strength within myself to keep going. I was ready to end my life, had last all hope in any redemption. Without this service I would be gone. Thank you for saving my life, for supporting me when I had nobody else to turn to and for showing me that there is hope for me. This is an amazing service that has the power to move mountains. Thank you." - Jenna Feeling alone... "I was feeling totally and utterly alone tonight, so alone that I didn't want to be here anymore. I had an online chat with Kelsey and honestly she couldn't of helped me more! I got that attached, I didn't want to stop talking!! haha Sometimes, you feel like all life is doom and gloom but you've just got to find out what you're good at and show people what you can do, and do something you love! I'm super happy now and although actions still need to be took to get me back on track, after speaking the Kelsey at TheHopeLine, I already feel one step closer to happiness!" - Emily

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  • Cheating Boyfriend

    I found out that there was a high chance my boyfriend was cheating on me but unfortunately didn't know for sure. So I was stressing out about how to go about this issue as I struggle with anxiety. I spoke to a HopeCoach online who helped immensely. She gave me strategies to help me get through my situation and helped me figure out what steps I wanted to take to confront the issue without losing my mind. I can't thank TheHopeLine and my coach enough for helping me. Tayla

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  • 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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