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Survivors of the worst hands in life. . .
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Hello and welcome to my humble community!!!

This is a community made specifically for those of us in the world who have been dealt most ugly (not to mention UNFAIR!)hands in life. Be it a loss of a child, a r*pe, physical @bu$e by a spouse or significant other (girlfriend, boyfriend), weight troubles, or any other horrible thing to have happen, this is the place where you can come and safely talk about your struggles, and how you've learned to overcome the bad, make peace, and enjoy life once again.

I am not a professional counselour, but after having experienced 12 years of therapy, I've learned a few things, and I would like to try in any way I can to help you and hold your hand through what you're dealing with.

Like the song goes, "I pray for you, you pray for me, I love you, I need you to survive! I won't harm you with words from my mouth, I love you, I need you to survive!" We need each other. We need to hold one another through the hard times, and laugh through the good ones.

You clicked on this community for a reason. Won't you pull up a chair, have a cup of tea, and talk to us? I know you're probably thinking, "It's so terrible! I'll never see the light of day again!" and you're standing in a grassy knoll somewhere on a bright, 80-degree weather day. Honey, trust me. You will see that sun shine again in your life. No one will judge you for talking about your hurts. I've seen and done things in my life, in my YOUNG life that I swear to you, I was in the same boat you are. I still am!!! You will be able to slowly smile again. Your presence here is treasured, and I will pray for you as hard as I can. I am open to all religions. I don't care what you practice. Hell, you can be an athiest for all I care! I just want to make you happy, and to share with you what I've learned to work for me over the years. Any and all advice, take or leave how you see fit. I'm just asking that you feel free to come and talk with us. Share with us your joys, concerns, hurts. I'm here, and I'm a great listener. If we were face to face, I'd just give you a big ol' hug. Believe it or not, feeling like the world's come crashing down onto your shoulders, that's normal. That's what I'm here for, and slowly other people will be able to come along, and we can help each other to lift and share that burden. If you don't feel comfortable sharing at the moment, that's fine, too, just please, introduce yourself. :)

Like the Phoenix bird, we have learned to sit on the hot, painful coals, and even though the fires have tried to destroy us, we've risen anew from the ashes.



Feel free to come and pull up a chair, talk about your hurts. But, be aware, there are a few things I must request of you.

A WARNING!! IF YOU ARE FEELING SUICIDAL, CALL 9-1-1!!! IF YOU COME ON HERE AND SAY YOU'RE GOING TO DO SOMETHING HARMFUL TO YOURSELF, I WILL FIND A WAY TO REPORT IT TO THE AUTHORITIES! TRUST ME WHEN I SAY THAT I'D RATHER HAVE YOU PISSED OFF AT ME AND ALIVE THAN DEAD AND THINKING I NEVER CARED FOR YOU!!! I CARE FOR YOU, AND I WANT YOU TO FEEL LIKE YOU CAN COME TO THIS COMMUNITY AND FEEL SAFE ENOUGH TO TALK ABOUT YOUR HURTS, NO MATTER WHAT THEY ARE!!

As it stands, this is an open community, but if I have to turn this into moderated posting, and moderated joining, I will be reporting all trolls and abusive posts to the livejournal staff. Please, let's try to get along. If you have a beef with someone, tell me, and I will do what I can to hear all sides of the story, and I will be as objective and fair as I humanly can to sort things out.


*Community Info*

This is a support community. Anyone who currently is struggling with any problem with life, is welcome join. Please read the rules and introduce yourself with the form below before posting anything else. Poems, artwork and community promos (SI, support groups for AA, NA, and loss of child communties only) are allowed.



*As with all things in life, there are rules*

1. ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY NO FLAMING!!! I WILL REPORT YOU!
2. ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY NO PUT DOWNS!!
3. RESPECT THE OTHER MEMBERS!!!
4. NO COPING METHOD IS TOO SILLY TO SHARE!!!
5. PLEASE, RESPECT YOUR FELLOW COMMUNITY MEMBERS, AND USE AN LJ CUT WHEN YOU POST LONG ENTRIES, TRIGGERING PHOTOS, AND ANYTHING ELSE TRIGGERING! When in doubt, you can run it past me by e-mailing me at chaplain.tabitha@ymail.com, and I will read it. If you think it may be potentially triggering, and you would rather go ahead and post it, USE A CUT!! PRACTICE SAFE POSTING!

If you don't know how to use an LJ Cut that's alright. Just click me, and you will be shown how to do a cut! :) All I ask is that you cut long posts, and if it's going to be a trigger, LABEL IT AS SUCH, PLEASE!!




*New Member Form

This does not have to be under a cut. Please title this 'My Intro'.

Name:
Age:
Location:
Gender:
General reason for being here (not to be rude, but we have to know what specifically we're dealing with in order to be able to help you properly! ~smile~):
How long have you been facing this problem?:
How have you come to cope with it?:
Specific triggers?:



*Helpful Web Sites*

All of the following web sites i have viewed and would personally recommend them:

CHILDHELP USA
RECOVER YOUR LIFE
PSYKE
SELF-INJURY
LLAMA PSYCH
I HURT MYSELF



*Contact Info*

To contact the owner:

-Email-



My lj is located by clicking .

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