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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#cherylrainfield #YAwriter #LGBTQwriter #booknerd #bookworm #ireadYA #survivor #feminist

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.

You can find my Reasons Not To Hurt Yourself post here.

You can find some good crisis lines here.

Please share this; someone you know might need it.

suicideprevention #suicideawareness #suicide #selfharm #selfinjury #trauma #csa #MeToo #saam

cherylrainfield #YAwriter #LGBTQwriter #booknerd #bookworm #ireadYA #survivor #feminist

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About Cheryl Rainfield

I write the books I needed and couldn't find as a teen. I write teen fiction--paranormal fantasy and gritty realistic fiction. I'm the author of SCARS (WestSide Books, 2010) #1 ALA QuickPicks, and Governor General Literary Award Finalist, HUNTED (WestSide Books, Oct 2011), STAINED (Harcourt, 2013), The Last Dragon (HIP Books, Sept 2009), and Walking Both Sides (HIP Books, 2011). I also enjoy drawing, surfing the web, connecting with people I like, doing crafts, and being with my dog.
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