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Oct. 8th, 2007 | 02:50 pm
posted by: eastcoastgirlxo in learningtosmile

Im new at this whole Livejournal thing, but i thought i would give it a try since a lot of people i know either have it or have had it and loved it.
WELL, what i want to do is just give people someone to possibly relate to. I have been through some pretty crazy things so far in my life, and I know that a lot of people have probably been them too and feel that they are the only ones to go through it. Im hoping that it will help people, and let them know that life will go on! (:

ADD MEE.

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On Facebook...

Oct. 4th, 2007 | 02:08 am
mood: tiredtired
posted by: flamegirl_kitty in learningtosmile

It seems like the last few times I've written in communities it's been to spread the word about another safe haven too. Luckily, I have not been depressed/ suicidal/ hopeless for nearly a year and I have a mission to help others who have experienced the pain I have. Now that I'm more functional and have much more strength than before, I'd like to give people all the chances they can to spread the word and make people aware of this suffering and how serious it is.

On Facebook there are a few causes I have come across:

- Suicide Prevention/ Awareness

- Depression Awareness

and one that I made because it wasn't yet created

- Psychogenic Excoriation (Compulsive Skin Picking)


In each group, we need to break the stigma and speak out for ourselves, to get the chance to communicate with people who understand us instead of wasting our time with people who will forever condemn us. Be well, take care, and know that there really really isn't an oncoming train from the light at the end of the tunnel.

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Community

Aug. 14th, 2007 | 10:30 am
posted by: flamegirl_kitty in learningtosmile

While reading this community, I noticed that there are many loving and caring people who have been hurt badly in so many different ways. There are many ways that help is available, and I'm hoping that my community can ease some of your demons.

It doesn't say in the userinfo page that I cannot do this, so here I go and I am terribly sorry if this offends anyone. And if it does, the mod can delete this entry immediately. I created a community a while ago called attemptfailed: for people who have attempted suicide. It is not a pro- suicide community, but it is one for people to tell their stories, get advice, find people to relate to, etc.

There is much more about it on our userinfo page, but I thought I'd give a little introduction to the community in case anyone out there is interested. Take care everyone.


X~Posted, please leave comments on 1st entry of attemptfailed if you have any questions

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Dear Group,

Apr. 7th, 2007 | 10:44 am
mood: sadsad
posted by: rdlght in learningtosmile

Please excuse the misspelling of little katelynn's link
Here is the correct spelling.  I am sorry for any inconvience. Thank you.

Sugar and spice and everything nice.

This is suppose to every little girls life.

What happens when life is not like that?

What if your life is filled with constant abuse by the people who suppose to protect you?

For little Katelynn of Indiana, her life is filled with this from a father, stepmother and father's family; everyone but her the relatives that love her have been deined the ability to see her.

What happens when the police will not stop this?

Than try Child Protection Service, but they will not stop this either.

The next thing to do is go to the court.

What would you do if the Child Protection Services and the court helped the abusers hurt her?

The media might work but they ignore majority of average people.

In this search for help, several politicians ignored or said stop bothering them.

If these people will not help little katelynn than who will?

Will this little girl have to pay the ultimate price for these adults mistakes?

Now, what will you do?!

This is Indiana's Shame and these are Teardrops for Katelynn


referral sources:

www.courageouskids.net

Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation :: Breaking the Silence: Children's Stories Aired on PBS http://www.mkacf.org/BreakTheSilence.html

Breaking the Silence
http://sev.prnewswire.com/entertainment/20051019/CLW50819102005-1.html
http://www.tatgelasseur.com/pages/bts.html

Battered Women, Abused Children, and Child Custody: A NATIONAL CRISIS
http://www.batteredmotherscustodyconference.org/ 



Petition for Justice for Katelynn:
http://www.gopetition.com/online/5918.html 




Don't let these little abused children be abused in silence anymore, please.

Tell someone!

Demand answers!

Demand the children's truth!

Above all break through this silence for theses abused childrens sake!

No adults rights is greater than the right of the child to be safe!

****Please don't forget us!****

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my best friend's birthday

Mar. 15th, 2007 | 06:35 pm
posted by: stevengmoney in learningtosmile

i was hoping for your help...
my best friend carrie's birthday is coming up next week and i won't be around to celebrate with her. this girl is dynamite, and she's so bummed because things don't seem to be going so great for her lately.  so i came up with "the carrie c birthday project" and i would love for anybody willing to participate in it.  the details are all on my page:  stevengmoney

march 20th is the deadline so if you can--please support the cause!
thanks in advance!

steve

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Mar. 12th, 2007 | 09:38 pm
posted by: italiana4sempre in learningtosmile

honestly life is

2 short 2 waste it up..a day is not a day w/o a smile..laughter is the best medecine

All these sayings are tru

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trigger

Jan. 27th, 2007 | 09:53 am
mood: sadsad
posted by: rdlght in learningtosmile

Sugar and spice and everything nice.

This is suppose to every little girls life.

What happens when life is not like that?

What if your life is filled with constant abuse by the people who suppose to protect you?

For little Katelynn of Indiana, her life is filled with this from a father, stepmother and father's family; everyone but her the relatives that love her have been deined the ability to see her.

What happens when the police will not stop this?

Than try Child Protection Service, but they will not stop this either.

The next thing to do is go to the court.

What would you do if the Child Protection Services and the court helped the abusers hurt her?

The media might work but they ignore majority of average people.

In this search for help, several politicians ignored or said stop bothering them.

If these people will not help little katelynn than who will?

Will this little girl have to pay the ultimate price for these adults mistakes?

Now, what will you do?!

This is Indiana's Shame and these are Teardrops for Katelynn


referral sources:

www.courageouskids.net

Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation :: Breaking the Silence: Children's Stories Aired on PBS http://www.mkacf.org/BreakTheSilence.html

Breaking the Silence
http://sev.prnewswire.com/entertainment/20051019/CLW50819102005-1.html
http://www.tatgelasseur.com/pages/bts.html

Battered Women, Abused Children, and Child Custody: A NATIONAL CRISIS
http://www.batteredmotherscustodyconference.org/

Petition for Justice for Katelynn:
http://www.gopetition.com/../5918.html

Don't let these little abused children be abused in silence anymore, please.

Tell someone!

Demand answers!

Demand the children's truth!

Above all break through this silence for theses abused childrens sake!

No adults rights is greater than the right of the child to be safe!

****Please don't forget us!**********

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Depression "Sayings"

Oct. 29th, 2006 | 01:47 am
mood: irritatedirritated
music: OLP- "Not Enough"
posted by: flamegirl_kitty in learningtosmile

23 Best Things to Say to a Depressed Person:

1. "I love you!"

2. "I care"

3. "You're not alone in this"

4. "I'm not going to leave/abandon you"

5. "Do you want a hug?"

6. "I love you (if you mean it)."

7. "It will pass, we can ride it out together."

8. "When all this is over, I'll still be here (if you mean it) and so will you."

9. "Don't say anything, just hold my hand and listen while I cry."

10. "All I want to do know is give you a hug and a shoulder to cry on.."

11. "Hey, you're not crazy!"

12. "May the strength of the past reflect in your future."

13. "God does not play dice with the universe." --A. Einstein

14. "A miracle is simply a do-it-yourself project." --S. Leek

15. "We are not primarily on earth to see through one another, but to see one another through" 

16. "If the human brain were simple enough to understand, we'd be too simple to understand it." --a codeveloper of Prozac, quoted from "Listening to Prozac"

17. "You have so many extraordinary gifts; how can you expect to live an ordinary life?" --from the movie "Little Women" (Marmee to Jo)

18. "I understand your pain and I empathize."

19. "I'm sorry you're in so much pain. I am not going to leave you. I am going to take care of myself so you don't need to worry that your pain might hurt me."

20. "I listen to you talk about it, and I can't imagine what it's like for you. I just can't imagine how hard it must be."

21. "I can't really fully understand what you are feeling, but I can offer my compassion."

22. "You are important to me."

23. "If you need a friend..... (and mean it)"


99 Worst Things to Say to a Depressed Person:
http://www.hbcprotocols.com/99things.html


~flamegirl_kitty, mod of attemptfailed

 

 

 

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Community

Aug. 8th, 2006 | 12:52 am
mood: accomplishedaccomplished
posted by: flamegirl_kitty in learningtosmile

While reading this community, I noticed that there are many loving and caring people who have been hurt badly in so many different ways. There are many ways that help is available, and I'm hoping that my community can ease some of your demons.

It doesn't say in the userinfo page that I cannot do this, so here I go and I am terribly sorry if this offends anyone. And if it does, the mod can delete this entry immediately.

I created a community a while ago called attemptfailed
: for people who have attempted suicide. It is not a pro- suicide community, but it is one for people to tell their story, get advice, find people to relate to, etc. There is much more about it in the userinfo page, but I thought I'd give a little introduction to the community in case anyone out there is interested.

Take care everyone.

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