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Ashamed of my speech impediment.

Jason Gray

"I remember a specific moment where after a concert, a person came up to me and they thanked me for having a speech handicap."

Unloved by my husband ... and God.

Amy

"While I thought that they were special things, my husband at the time found that journal and thought it was really weird, really strange, and told me that I was really weird."

Low self esteem, depressed, even by middle school.

Mike L

Growing up I didn't have a very personal view of God.

Because I said "hi" she didn't kill herself.

Matt K

She later told that she was thinking about suicide, and that it was my simple hello that had let her know that she was alive.

My life was partying and friends.

Laressa

I stopped paying my bills. All my money went to alcohol, smoking, and things that are not healthy. What I was going to do at night became more important than going to school. I almost dropped out of school. I lost my job.

Social services removed me from our home.

Kayla

My brothers and I were separated. When we came back together in our parents home it wasn’t any better. There was still a lot of abuse going on, so I moved back out the spring semester my senior year.

Why did God let the love of my life die?

Danny Gokey

But I couldn’t escape the idea that suicide would be a good escape. It was like I was holding on the casket of my wife, and as morbid as it sounds was like I was being buried. I remember picturing myself breaking my grip with...

Would do anything for approval.

Hannah

I didn’t know if God loved me. I was just so desperate. I started to try to find my identity in relationships with guys.