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A number of teen readers have messaged me lately in distress, feeling that they don’t matter, that their lives don’t matter.

A number of teen readers have messaged me lately in distress, feeling that they don’t matter, that their lives don’t matter. I know that feeling well – but please remember that you matter, that your life has worth, and that things will get better. It may not feel like it right now, but it will. But you have to be here to see it get better.

If you are feeling suicidal or like hurting yourself, please reach out to crisis lines, and please read my Reasons Not To Kill Yourself. I have been there so many times because of the trauma from the torture and abuse. But despair and depression can pass, and the effects of trauma can lessen, and things get better. I am grateful that I am here now, and you can be, too. Please take good, gentle care of yourself.
You can read my post and download a copy here: http://cherylrainfield.com/blog/index.php/2012/07/21/if-youre-thinking-of-suicide/

You can find my Reasons Not To Hurt Yourself post here: http://cherylrainfield.com/blog/index.php/2011/05/06/reasons-not-to-hurt-yourself/

You can find some good crisis lines here:http://www.crisistextline.org/get-help-now/

Please share this; someone you know might need it.

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If you or your teen or someone you know is thinking of suicide–talk it out.

If you or your teen or someone you know is thinking about suicide–get help. Talk to someone (or many someone’s). Make sure you (or your teen) have people to talk to. It helps to talk it out. Check out this … Continue reading

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My new YA fantasy Parallel Visions is now up on Amazon & Kobo for $2.99!

My new YA fantasy Parallel Visions is out! In Parallel Vision, Kate sees visions of the future and the past–but only when she has an asthma attack. To save her sister and a suicidal classmate, Kate must trigger more visions–but … Continue reading

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Reasons Not To Kill Yourself. If you’re thinking of suicide…

Reasons Not To Kill Yourself by Cheryl Rainfield If you’re thinking of suicide…. Please talk to someone. Call or text a crisis line. Call someone who loves you. Get support. And Please Do Not To Kill Yourself: Because you deserve … Continue reading

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Video on Teen Suicide Created by Teens

If you’ve seen my It Gets Better video, or read some of my posts about Scars, you might know that I struggled with suicide as a teen, especially, but some other years as well. The emotional pain from the abuse … Continue reading

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Cheryl Rainfield’s It Gets Better video for queer youth & anyone thinking of suicide

You’ve probably seen or heard about the It Gets Better Campaign in response to all the recent gay suicides resulting from homophobic bullying? I hope you have, any way. I know what it’s like to be bullied, abused, and hated–and … Continue reading

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