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RUMORS ABOUT CUTTING

people are spreading rumors that i cut but i dont and its stressing my out hears how it happened i was messing around with a paper clip and my hand iched so i scracht it with the paper clip and it was sharp and it broke skin the reason i iched it with a paper clip was because i chew my nails so you cant scrach any thing with them and when it broke skin i stopped because it hert and this mean girl was like gross and spreaded the rumor that i cut but its not true can u help what do i do
  1. Jill E.
    November 10th, 2012 at 13:18

    It is alright. Just ignore mean girl and move on with your life. It wont hurt anyone to ignore 1 girl who deserves to be ignored. one scratch is not a big deal! i have a dog and with that dog comes some very hurting scratches and bruises. Just remember you are trying your best to be the best u can be no matter what anyone is saying. good luck!

  2. Natalie
    June 15th, 2013 at 03:50

    Ignore them. I know thats not easy and your probably thinking “well that does nothing.” Trust me. I’ve had rumors of cutting about me for a while. yeah. Hurts your feelings but..thats not something people should even spread. Even if you DID cut..its not a joking matter. They have nothing better to do. But you do..live your life!! <3

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Bullied for 9+ years almost to the edge

I started getting bullied in third grade it wasn't that bad just little things like not having anyone to play with at recess and laughed at in gym for how I ran and had a packet of honey mustard thrown at me. Then once I got into junior high which is 5th -8th grade in my town, it got bad. I started getting called nasty names like w**re, had rumors spread about me, mean notes were written and handed to me, mean things written about me in the girls' bathroom, people stole my things or broke them, people wouldn't let me sit with them at lunch tables, made fun of for having braces 7th -8th grade. I was called tinsel teeth, hardware supply store, and "Ugly Betty". By the end of 8th grade I thought maybe high school will be better turns out I was so wrong on that one. In the fall of 2009, I started high school. The first few weeks of school was fine then a sophomore girl started telling me to "shut up." at first but then one day while I was at my locker she called me a b**ch. On March 19,2010 this same girl tells me to "Shut up and go kill myself." I was only 15 years old and was in so much pain that day and sadly I did try ending my life that day. :( I survived my attempt though. :) However, I was bullied again my sophomore year(2010-2011) I was laughed at in more than one class, had my desk kicked in more than one class, called a lesbian in gym class, bullied for liking Justin Bieber and Hello Kitty, cyberbullied on facebook by a boy from my high school(he makes his status update about me) bullied for having the Diversity baby for Child Development class, asked if I am a lesbian while doing the Day of Silence. I contemplate suicide again at age 16. Junior year(2011-2012) told my singing sucks, told "I get high everyday.", called ugly, called fat 3 times, called a freak on the Day of Silence, told to by a hacker on a Demi Lovato fan page to go jump off a bridge. I am now I a Senior in high school and I am very glad I didn't give up on life. I have been bullied a little this school year but I have worked so hard get here and I am not going to give up my life now. Demi Lovato and my true friends and my family have gotten me through this. Besides if I gave up now if things continue to get better in this world I want to be alive to see it.
  1. Ali
    October 9th, 2012 at 20:44

    Forgot to mention I was a very dark place last year as a junior due to relentless bullying at school and some from my dad and one girl who I thought was my friend was one of the people who called me fat.

  2. Ali
    October 9th, 2012 at 20:46

    *was in a very dark place last year I actually self harmed(cutting) but I am fully recovered now <3 :)

  3. Reyanne
    July 12th, 2013 at 22:56

    Just laugh and say. LOL, I was just scratching my hand with a paper clip. Hahaha. When somebody asks.

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Let Me Out…

I can't do this alone... I moved schools recently because at my old school I was bullied endlessly. I needed to stop self harming, because I was getting pretty messed up. Now, at my private school, there are popular people everywhere. Everyone is good at sport and good at class work. I'm pretty good in class, but I'm so bad at sport that I can't even play handball. All the popular girls were behind me, and I was paired with one cause I have two friends and i didn't want them to get excluded. One of the girls purposely threw the ball at me. And it hit me. The apologized in a way that suggested they were not sorry at all. They were on the ground laughing. It didn't hurt; it was only a tennis ball, but they threw it, and it hit my head. I just hurt emotionally and I wanted to cry. Most of the school hates me. I want to self harm. But people would bully me, non stop. I'm so stressed about the work, though might pass. I just can't do it. Telling my parents I'm okay and smiling. I just hate being bullied. Let me out of the darn shell of sadness. Let me out. Please.
  1. Luc
    December 8th, 2012 at 04:38

    Hi there! I also just recently moved school and I know how it feels. It might seem like everyone hates you but they don’t. Get to know some more people. I’d suggest to stay away from the “popular guys/girls”. They only cause trouble. If you’re thinking about self harm, I suggest some sites on the link if you haven’t already. I’ve read through them and they seem to really go into detail about anything and everything. I really hope school goes well for you and that you get the help you need. Talking to your parents or teachers would also be a good idea if you have no one else to turn to. If you need any more help just comment and I’ll try to respond ASAP. :) You got this.

  2. Name
    January 25th, 2014 at 20:33

    Ohh stay storng i know how u feel cuz i ve been cutting my self for 7 mount until i almost killed myself and then from that day i did nt care what anybody said about me cuz it is my life and no one can decide what i can wear and look like and i thnik u should stop caring about what every one have to say about u cuz ur worth it like every on in this world and u dont deserv it i wish i was ur friend and helped u true this but yh and dont compare urself with the once that are called popular girls cuz they r fakes and ur different and that shows u can do alot of better things then them just find a thing that ur really good on and let them know that ur different from them and dont care ok bby stay strong

  3. claudia
    July 18th, 2014 at 12:26

    hey there. you’re not alone. you’re not the only one who got bullied in this world. me too. and for a reason that i can’t understand up till today. i hate who bullied me, i hate them so much for being mean to a friend of mine who got bullied too. i didn’t told my parents too, or anyone. i didn’t tell a soul. and i realize now that, keeping it to yourself won’t help. i know it’s hard, but telling someone whom you really trust maybe can lift a small burden off your shoulder. and maybe too, that someone can help you to stop this. good luck.

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I’m done now..

I'm done now. I'm done trying.I'm a 17 year old girl thats lost. Four years ago i met a guy named Dakota. We instantly became bestfriends and within a few months we knew more about each other than we knew about ourselves. He was the bestfriend I've ever had and he meant more to me than anything else in the world. We helped each other out of depression numerous times and I even saved his life twice. Once when he overdosed on heroin and another when he overdosed on pills. Then, because i begged him to, he finally stopped all the drugs and got his life back in order. We had our whole lives planned out. When we graduated we were going to leave and go back to his hometown in Missouri. Nobody could ever even try to understand how close we were. Then out of nowhere he stopped talking to me and when i tried to talk to him he started calling me names and telling me to never talk to him again. I've never been so hurt in my life. Little does he know I'm back in counseling because i tried to kill myself again because of this. Thanks Dakota. Glad you kept all your promises...
  1. Anna
    October 9th, 2012 at 08:34

    Im so sorry to hear this.. I know how you feel. I really do. Keep strong <3

  2. Natalie
    June 15th, 2013 at 03:54

    I can’t understand how that must feel..But, all i can say is Stay strong!! <3 Dakota should have never done something that crude. I mean, you did save the boys life. But, he will regret it. He'll think back and say "Wow. This girl was amazing and I let her go. Im so dumb." His loss hun. Praying 4 you.

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It Can Get Better :)

I'm seventeen now. I started being bullied when I was ten because of how I looked, acted, and because I'm a Christian. A couple people decided they wanted to kill me when I was eleven and it's shaped me today. It was the worst experience in my life. The next time I was bullied was when I was in seventh grade because of what I've mentioned- I was called mean names and taunted for my dad being deployed and for crying all the time and being mute. This year was also the first time I experienced cutting... I never told my parents. I moved around a lot so I never made friends. I haven't been bullied since seventh grade and I'm now in twelfth grade. I'm depressed, a recovering cutter, suicidal, and bipolar. I almost killed myself last year because of falling so deep into depression and being ill. But now I'm recovering. Anytime I'm feeling sad or alone, I remember I have friends and family who love me. I'm also a recovering cutter who hasn't cut in a month.
  1. Aubree
    September 5th, 2012 at 00:11

    Can I just say that you’re an amazingly strong person? I admire that you haven’t cut in a while, and I’m sorry for all that you’ve been through. Stay strong!

  2. Name
    March 11th, 2013 at 14:13

    U Rock, lots of Christians get bullied, i’m a Christian, i got bullied but i know its worth it because we believe in the truth, If u ever have any more trouble just think wwjd, it means what would Jesus do.

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It hurts.

I was born 2months and a week early into a harsh family. I have 8 older siblings only 2 lived, my mom had miscarried 5 one died when he was born like me early even tho he could have been saved but the doctor believed kids like that shouldnt lie because the would have issues. My oldest sister has bipolar and into drugs she's also just turning 21 and has 2 kids one 4 and one 7 months. Her and her girlfriend treats them poorly. My older sister is BIG into drinking and smokes a little she's 18 and i call her a jail bird because jail is her second home.. My mom well she used to drink and still does drugs. My dad he still does both you see where my sister gets it from? They think im going to do that too. Im not in to smoking or drinking. Cutting helfharm is what i do. Why? My dad he hurts me, sexually emotionally psychically. My mom hurts me psychically and verbally. My older sister hurts me verbally and threatens me to hurt me psychically. When i go to school i get made fun of because im bad at writting and reading at math well at learning because my parents arn't together so i moved A LOT between my moms houses and my dads houses. They moved a lot too. so i never learned everything i needed to which makes it hard for me to learn now. I spend hours practicing my writing gram reading. I get made fun of for my weight, i starve myself not because i want to, because i have too. My mom doesnt have enough money to buy enough food. i have a hard time losing weight from when i eat my feelings because of my heart i cant run for long or do anything. My friends make fun of me for being "lazy" im sorry i sit online making things like this or trying to give others help. This week a BIG fight went down we all got kicked out. Im 13. so i had NO WHERE to go cause i have 2 friends i hang outt with and they both do cheer so i couldnt stay with one of them i only talk to my godmother/cousin in my family even tho i have a LARGE family because my parents made eveyone hate us. But i stayed with her and went home the next day my mom let me in cause im the only one thats not an adult. My moms making me move away from my friends not to far but still far. My oldest sister is not allowed to be apart of me and my moms life i dont know where shes going and its going to be hard for me cause i love my nephews and my older sister is going to be staying with my dad. He doesnt hurt her or my other sister only me but im afraid hes going to start hurting her because they are also not allowed to be apart of me and my moms life.Im also scared my mom will hurt me more now that it'll be just me and her. But honestly i've put up with so much with cutting my cope. Ive tried many times to end my life, and i cant handle this. My cutting is getting worse and im planing to run away to kill myself. Me and my mom are moving in 6 to 9 months. I'm afraid she'll be moving alone.
  1. Name
    September 5th, 2012 at 16:40

    hi my name is lisa

  2. Hannah
    November 6th, 2012 at 00:10

    my parents r in the middle of a divorce.it all started because my dad chased my family though the house saying he was going to hurt us. the finally last year on VALENTIMES DAY it blew. my dadsaid he would rather just kill my mom. and then he was kicked out of the house and didnt see him for2 months.days past and i justed wanted to kill my self mentally.i broke myself down so much i thought i was dreaming all the time. last night we had just finihed my brothers baquet and my father was drinking and tried to drive my brother home. my mom called the police wen every one was still there and i was so emmbareessd that i told my parents i hated them. wen i got to school i was called fat(wicht im not) ,b**** then slapped in the face i even hurt myself worce. and my dad stole 100 money from my mom then therent to kill her again. ANYONE WHO READ THIS PLEASE COMENT ON HOW TO HELP MYSELF SURVIE?

  3. Jill E.
    November 10th, 2012 at 15:53

    Everyone likes 2 have a family. and both of u are struggling with yours. I know it is difficult to have these moments, but is it really worth killing yourself? One year i wanted to run away, but i stayed at my home, talked to friends and parents, and soon my life was good again. I know what kept me motivated… i know it sounds weird… but my music keeps me together. I sing to my happy songs that i know, and dance to others. i know if i ran away, i wouldn’t have music. Or family. i know both of your familys are in a bad spot, but slowly fix it. be creative and shine through your shell. Good luck guys :) !

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One Word can change your life

Hello, my name is Mia. I am now sixteen years old, a sophomore in high school. For as long as I can remember, I have been harassed, bullied, called abusive, hateful, disrespectful, and any other name you can possibly think of. I never really cared, until one boy changed my entire attitude towards myself. Yes, I had little insecurities, every person does. My hair didn't fall the right way, I wore glasses(still do), and being a girl, I worried about my weight. Then I met this guy, and this guy was amazing. Note how I said WAS. He's gay, and I'll keep him anonymous. Well, our friendship started off with a bang. We started chatting and instantly we were best of friends. I guess because he sort of viewed me as his protector, and I was for a time. Over time, our friendship crumbled. It didn't help that I had started to love him. Then his words started becoming... Hurtful. "You're pretty, yeah sure, but you honestly have a horrible personality." He actually said that to me. This being after I had brought him Gatorade to his house because he was sick, and how I had cared for him and treated him so kindly. That sentence haunted me, especially the "horrible personality" part. I never got over that. Our friendship lasted a year, and for a year I listened to him call me all sorts of horrible things. I never even heard him defend me once. We had one class in there, where we met a younger kid than us, I call him Freshy. Freshy and him were absolute jerks to me, often teasing me for not knowing something about a game or asking a question. It's ironic, because Freshy and I actually became pretty close friends. Benni, I wanted to share this story with you because I want you to know that verbal abuse hurts, and it needs to be stopped. I'm Mia, I'm sixteen, I'm a sophomore in high school, and I over came their words. I now have a boyfriend who treats me like a princess, every day gets brighter, I'm an avid protector of ALL of my friends, known and un-known. And I don't let bullying go unnnoticed.
  1. Alyssa
    August 22nd, 2012 at 20:22

    This is an amazing Story Mia!

  2. Addy Melissa
    September 14th, 2012 at 04:22

    Hi, Im a current freshman at Garland High School. I heard you speak today, I also had my picture taken with you twice. You helped me so much. When i was 3 my mom had passed away so i never knew her. I bet she was an amazing woman. My big brother told me that my dad used to be so loving and caring then after my mom had passed he changed everything. It was such a life changing expirence for both my brother and my dad, to lose your own mother/wife. It must be terrible, I didnt really know her so I dont know how i feel about her but I can honestly say I’d love to meet her and get to remember her. In my baby pictures she was such a beautiful woman. Since then I’ve been harassed, bullied verbally, mentally, and physically. I’m constantly starved, and abused by my dad constantly. I considered things such as, running away, doing suicide, cutting myself,drugs, drinking, etc. but I REFUSE I refuse to call “CPS” because i am strong like you and they are still my family no matter how much pain they put me in. I still try to help them as much as i can. I love them no matter what. I’ve almost been beaten to death a few times, i’ve been burned and cut as well. Today i was bullied and i took it as a joke like you said, Im very sensative and it was hard to do but i managed. I also suffer from depression. I cry everyday, even while sleeping. I put your website up on many websites i know and i mentioned you in many blogs I have done, and wrote “Love” all over myself today to show my support.(: I advertised this many of times today. I am super glad you came. <3 You've made me a more mature and strong person and i really appreciate it. (: I can not thank you enough and I really hope that you can give me some more advice in the future. Your an amazing young woman and you are my role model. I look up to you for being able to get up on that stage and tell everyone your story. You are perfect, and you are "STRONG" and you are my HERO. (:

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I Get Made Fun Of

I like most people am not a fan of the friday video but you are very original and your using your fame for helping others. The music video you made may not be my type as I am a 22 year old boy but there is a lot of inspirational things in here. I get made fun of all the time for being gay and fat. It brings me to tears and even tried to end it a few times and ended up in the hospital. People don't understand that people like me may not have control over their flaws and everyone who does seems to take advantage of having the upper hand. I mean me personally I have been picked on since 5th grade for being gay and ive had a food addiction since I was 6. Over the past year I was bulimic and lost over 50lbs to the point where you could see bones in my face all in a matter of a few months and when everyone caught on I stopped but the eating kept going and I recently gained 70lbs back and I am struggling with severe depression on top of all of this. It really hurts when people take a judgement call and make fun of me without knowing the pain I live through on a day to day basis. But the reason I am telling you this is to let you know that your song touched my heart and I won't forget how the spotlight led you away from the corruption and further toward helping people like me and spreading the word through art. Thank you! Never change! -Koreyomg
  1. maya
    September 23rd, 2012 at 01:04

    i get made fun of cause people say i’m fat it makes me sad people would say that

    • pati
      September 23rd, 2012 at 01:20

      Try to remember that just because someone says something doesn’t make it true. When someone says something mean about you or anyone else or anything else, it really is a reflection of what’s in their heart… and has nothing to do with you. Don’t take it personal. I feel bad for them, they probably need a cookie or a hug. ♥

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You Inspire Me

Dear Benni, My name is Hannah. I am 14 years old, and have been struggling with self harm, depression, bullying, and anorexia, for quite some time now. I read about you and TGIP on www.sixbillionsecrets.com, I use that website a lot. I just wanted to say that I admire you for all your work to end bullying and help kids struggling with self esteem issues. I look up to you, and you inspire me. Keep it up. Love, Hannah
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Bennie. Help..

I'm in need of help. School and my home place is not functional and I can't get through it anymore. I suffer from ADD But we can't afford medication for me. My grades slip right under my feet when I think Im doing good. My mom has given up on me. Ever since I was 3 It's always just been me and her. I wanna make her proud, but it seems anything I do. Wont. Yes I know keep trying, But when I try it seems I strive for nothing. Everything just fails..Every time I try and exit this earth I cry and end up being weak. I want people to hear me, feel the sense of pain that I have felt. How hard they made my life. This is my last resort. I can't play this happy card and my fake smile for any longer..nothing I do works and I'm scared...
  1. Benni
    May 1st, 2012 at 16:23

    Please don’t exit this earth! Your mom needs you and she loves you and she is proud of you. Whether she says it or not… sometimes parents aren’t perfect. Focus on the positive.. on the things you love. Do you love music? art? animals? Focus on those things and be happy. There are counselor waiting to talk to you and you can do it anonymously. Just reach out to TWLOHA or Teen Central tohttp://www.teencentral.org/Help/teenhelp.php. I’m here for you! ♥

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